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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Anna Chaplaincy Cumbria Conference – Dancing with grace: New rhythms in later life

Churches Together in Cumbria are hosting their 2022 Anna Chaplaincy Cumbria Conference in September. Ageing brings many challenges and as we support older people on their spiritual journeys, there are many opportunities to find spaces and moments of grace, tapping into the deeper rhythms we live by. The conference aims to offer an opportunity to learn about ministry with older people from excellent speakers and through practical workshops. The day comprises speakers, workshops and a celebration service giving thanks for the ministry that has developed alongside older people in Cumbria over the last few years. The main speakers are Maureen O’Neill (Faith in Older People) and Debbie Ducille (Church lead, Anna Chaplaincy national team).






Penrith Methodist Church, Penrith, CA11 7QY

Maureen O'Neill and Debbie Ducille

Saturday 17 September

10.00 am – 4.00 pm


There will also be the opportunity to attend two workshops covering different aspects of ministry with older people:

  • Running a dementia tea service

  • Playlist for life

  • Prayer and memory

  • Planning for the future

  • Practical craft activity

  • Creating dementia-friendly resources

We will end the day with a service of thanksgiving and commitment for all who are engaged in a ministry with older people.

There is no charge but please bring your own lunch (hot and cold drinks provided).

To book a place, click here.

For further information contact Katherine Froggatt, Anna Chaplaincy lead, via



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