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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Spotlight on Anna Chaplaincy in Kent

Updated: Sep 17, 2019

Magazine feature

Anna Chaplains, and Anna Friends volunteering alongside them, feature in the Autumn 2019 edition of Together, the magazine for Rochester Diocese. Check out the work many are doing supporting people living with dementia and their families on page 7 and for a round up of useful resources see page 20:


Memory walk

Congratulations to Margaret Hollands, lead Anna Chaplain for Medway, who completed the Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk in Maidstone last week. She did it in memory of her father and was sporting the Anna Chaplaincy logo on her back! She was greeted at the finishing line by Anna Friend, John Portman, who is the Alzheimer's Society representative for Medway.

Margaret is a former primary school deputy head and has been a Licensed Lay Minister for more than 20 years. Her parish is St Werburgh’s in Hoo. She learned first-hand about dementia caring for her dad and supporting her mum. After he died, Margaret felt other families would benefit from the support her family struggled to find locally. Her area covers Strood, Rochester and Gillingham deaneries. As well as funeral ministry and bereavement support, she has trained scores of young people and their leaders in the Scout Movement to become Dementia Friends.



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