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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Highlighting the work of Caraway’s Anna Chaplains in Southampton

Updated: Feb 1, 2023

Winchester Diocese has also been showcasing the work of the Caraway charity in Southampton. Do read the full article about Canon Dr Erica Roberts and her team of Anna Chaplains and other volunteers hosting all sorts of activities for older people and carers in the city.

Reflecting on her curacy back in 2010, when one day she joined a care home team, Erica said she ‘learned more about God in that setting than anywhere else.’

‘I learned that God can and does speak through men and women who are very frail and may not have a cognitive understanding of God anymore, but the Holy Spirit still works deeply through them.’ – Canon Dr Erica Roberts

Caraway was launched in 2018 and now offers various services including Anna Chaplaincy and specialist ministry to people with dementia, such as Memory Cafés and, through NHS partnerships, a course for the newly diagnosed and their carers. The volunteer chaplains all receive supervision from Caraway but are ministering in their local churches, communities and in care homes.




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