• Debbie Thrower

Holding crosses with a difference

Updated: Jul 14, 2020

These tapestry holding crosses are a variation on the theme of a traditional wooden holding cross. Anna Chaplain in Brighton and Hove, Julie Williams, has been making them as gifts for people during the pandemic as they endure protracted lengths of time alone.

They're a tangible reminder that the Anna Chaplains remember them and that God loves and suffers with people during this time of restrictions on visiting.

Julie has devised a booklet giving step-by-step instructions if you would like to have a go at making some yourself.

Anna Chaplain on the Sussex coast, Julie Wiliams, part of the charity Time to Talk Befriending

With her daughter, fellow Anna Chaplain and founder of the charity Time to Talk Befriending Emily Kenward, Julie has never been busier since the pandemic started as they coordinate volunteers offering telephone support, especially for people living with dementia, and help other organisations in Brighton deliver emergency food parcels.