12th October - 16th November 2021
This online training programme aims to help you explore Anna Chaplaincy for Older People, its origins, its development and some of the many ways that Anna Chaplain's practice.
Anna Chaplaincy for older people is a model of ministry that encompasses all, that promotes the value and worth of older people, wherever we meet together and in whatever circumstances. The focus of Anna Chaplains is to offer those we meet spiritual care, whether they have a faith or not. It is a ministry of being ‘present with’ people on their spiritual journey and so is deeply incarnational and yet also an immensely practical ministry.
The course will help you understand what Anna Chaplaincy offers older people, how this contributes to the mission and ministry of the church and the different forms that this ministry takes and help you discern your calling to this ministry.
There is no formal assessment but participants are asked to do background reading and preparation between the sessions.
Delivered over six sessions, each two hours long, the following topics are covered:
Session 1: Introducing Anna Chaplaincy
Session 2: Living the second half of life
Session 3: The spirituality of ageing
Session 4: Spirituality and people living with dementia
Session 5: Chaplaincy skills in working with oIder people
Session 6: Looking forward – the next steps
We are running the course on Tuesday afternoons.
Tuesdays 14.00 - 16.00: October 12th; October 19th, October 26th, November 2nd, November 9th, November 16th 2021.
There is a charge of £20 to attend the course and participants will need to purchase the Anna Chaplaincy Handbook from the Bible Reading Fellowship Anna Chaplaincy (www.annachaplaincy.org.uk/anna-chaplaincy-handbook). The cost is £19.99 for a downloadable pdf or £25 for a hard copy.
The course will be facilitated by Dr Katherine Froggatt, Anna Chaplaincy Lead for Cumbria.
If you are interesting in exploring your ministry among older people further and thinking about this course, please do contact Katherine Froggatt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: October 1st 2021