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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

African 'Safari at Home'

Updated: Aug 1, 2019

With Disney's remake of The Lion King dominating entertainment news headlines, a safari theme was a natural choice for churches in Southampton!

At Lordshill, for example, the Revd Erica Roberts and her team of Anna Chaplains and numerous volunteers welcomed an African dance workshop and created scenes from the African savannah.

News of how the theme went down with old and young features in the summer newsletter from Caraway, the charity launched to promote and resource the spiritual well-being of those in their older years. 'We are a Christian charity working alongside those with and without faith in Southampton and beyond.'

The newsletter is also brimming with news of how Anna Chaplains are making a difference in Southampton, from staging Vintage Adventure (a local variant of Messy Vintage) to helping with Memory Cafes, Men's Breakfasts, Classic Cuppa – a new drop in coffee morning – and dementia-friendly film afternoons.

See for yourself how the safari theme was explored... and don't miss Anna Chaplaincy network member (and City Chaplain for Older People) Erica's reflection on 'Ubuntu' – the significance of being together, African-style:

'Creating community across the generations is an integral part of Caraway’s vision to support those who are socially isolated in their later years. It has been a huge pleasure to see over 200 people come together in three different parts of Southampton, to attend an "African Safari at Home" during June and July.'



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