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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Fruitfulness in older age

Updated: Jun 13, 2022

To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, BRF has been running a series of articles on ‘Growing Faith’. In the latest, I explore fruitfulness in later life (writes Anna Chaplaincy pioneer, Debbie Thrower).

From our perspective, we see abundant fruitfulness in the Anna Chaplains and volunteer Anna Friends, as well as in the older people whom they support.

‘Through the framework of Anna Chaplaincy, we’re seeing a harnessing of the potential of many more people who have experienced that nudge to step up and be our contemporary Annas and Simeons,’ writes Debbie.

‘I’ve seen it with my own eyes, I know that such volunteers find a real sense of meaning and purpose – and fruitfulness. I believe we’re witnessing another hinge-point in the history of Anna Chaplaincy and another small step in the building of the kingdom of God here on earth.’

Read more here.




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