Bridgend Anna Chaplain takes on new civic role
Updated: Jul 29, 2022
Mavis Martin has been telling us how becoming the mayor's chaplain is opening new doors for her work in south Wales:
‘As an Anna Chaplain, I have been totally focused on serving the needs of the elderly within our community.
‘However, I recently received and have accepted an invitation from our town mayor to become his chaplain and “act as a focal point for religious groups in the area and to advise the mayor on such religious matters”.
‘This is a wonderful and unexpected opportunity to connect with other faith groups in an “official” capacity to see how we can work together to create a better community.
‘My first official engagement accompanying the mayor was the unveiling of a plaque in the local Roman Catholic Church by His Grace the Archbishop of Cardiff and it was indeed a great opportunity to share with His Grace and others there about the vision of Anna Chaplaincy and its impact on the elderly within our communities.’
‘Although I may not have understood initially why the Lord had opened this door as the mayor’s chaplain I am reminded of the scripture “his ways are not our ways” and in obedience to his call on my life, I simply choose to walk through the open door.
‘I thank the Lord for providing me with such an opportunity and I look forward to seeing the fruit of the seeds sown and the way the Lord has planned for Anna Chaplaincy to expand in this area.’