Events diary

A round-up of dates when we may be in your local area, and events of general interest.

Up and coming events:

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Breathing in Hope: working with stories of change

This conference, hosted by Anna Chaplaincy in Cumbria, offers an opportunity for people to hear stories of hope that bring about positive changes for older people and people with dementia, and also provide hope for those of us providing support.

Who is it for: Anna Chaplains, Anna Friends, Dementia Enablers and other volunteers supporting people in later life in their spiritual journeys.


Zoom – Link to be sent the week before the conference


Keith Albans, Kathryn Lord, Terry Peate, Tina English, Jeanette Main


18 September 2021


10.00 am–3.30 pm



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We need to talk about death and dying

This workshop is designed specifically for clergy and people in authorised ministries.

The workshop will offer support and tools to enhance confidence in having pastoral conversations about death and dying.  Using a model from the field of bereavement to explore emotional, psychological and spiritual responses and building on the experiences of the participants, the day will resource those who attend to go deeper in their pastoral encounters with people who are actively addressing their own mortality.

The programme assumes a degree of personal sharing and therefore participation is restricted to clergy and others in authorised ministries within churches.

Note that this event clashes with the Anna Chaplaincy Network Gathering (13–14 October 2021), which is for network members only.




Revd Canon Dr Marion Chatterley


14 October 2021


10.00 am–3.00 pm



‘Issues of Christian spirituality and faith in an ageing population is a key story - and linked to dementia for some, even more so'
Revd Jonathan Woodhouse, former Chaplain General to the Army and lecturer in chaplaincy at Moorlands College