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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Mothers’ Union members in Norfolk hear firsthand about Anna Chaplaincy

Updated: May 4, 2023

Lowestoft Anna Chaplain Pam Shaw spoke at Norfolk Diocesan Mothers’ Union Members’ Day last month. Here’s her report:

‘Invited by our Diocesan Mothers’ Union to be the speaker about Anna Chaplaincy at their annual Members’ Day, and asking for how long I should talk I was somewhat disconcerted to be told – “one hour, to include questions”.

‘This was translated by me into a 20-minute talk covering the history of the ministry and the training and support offered, the wide scope of what is being done and my own work, which is visiting a residential home and a residential complex weekly on a one-to-one basis. I had a gratifyingly attentive and interested audience with plenty of questions at the end.

‘During the morning they had spent time on craftwork, and I was presented with knitted squares with crosses knitted within them and beautifully decorated cards with a morning and evening prayer inside. These will go to the diocesan Anna Chaplaincy group to be taken to residents in residential homes and similar.’

‘It was an honour to be asked to speak, and such a lovely way of spreading the word about the valuable and much-appreciated work being done by Anna Chaplains all over the country.’



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