Anna Chaplaincy is a ministry aimed at equipping churches to pastorally and spiritually support their older church members and communities.
It is called Anna Chaplaincy after the faithful older woman, Anna, who appears with Simeon in Luke’s Gospel.
The main purposes of an Anna Chaplain are:
- Offering spiritual support to older people who are living in care homes and sheltered housing complexes, their relatives and staff who look after them
- Promoting the spiritual welfare of older people in the wider community, particularly those facing challenges living independently.
The Anna Chaplaincy Prayer
Faithful God, you have promised in Christ to be with us to the end of time. Come close to those who have lived long and experienced much. Help them to continue to be faithful and, within the all-age kingdom of God, to find ways to go on giving and receiving your grace, day by day. For your glory and your kingdom.