• Debbie Thrower

Another Anna Chaplain for Cumbria!

Updated: Mar 4

We are delighted that Margaret Tate is up and running as an Anna Chaplain in Low Furness. We'll let her introduce herself as we wish her well in her new role:

As the saying goes ‘It’s good when a plan comes together.'

When God’s plans come together, watch out!! When I look back, I can see how it has worked for me.

Years of taking me down different paths, different experiences, different Christian traditions, until I have arrived at the right place and time at the Church of Low Furness in South Cumbria.

I am Margaret, an ex-teacher who took early retirement in 2007 to look after my mum. We had eight fun-filled years together before her death in 2015.

Since then, I have become a Local Lay Minister with the title of Pastoral Assistant, a Licensed Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Pastoral Team and the Reconciliation Team.

Over the years I have been involved in a Local Ecumenical Project, a church plant, healing ministry and Cursillo, to mention but a few!

God has always been laying our older friends upon my heart. During the first lockdown my thoughts and prayers were constantly with them, especially as I could not visit the local care home. The thought of friends alone in their homes filled my prayer time.

This past year I have felt that God had a new plan for me. In January, Anna Chaplaincy kept coming at me from several directions. And here we are!

I am excited at becoming an Anna Chaplain and I wonder where God will be taking me next!