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Spreading news of Anna Chaplaincy to the Methodist Connexion

Updated: May 30


St Albans Anna Chaplain Maggie Dodd at the superintendents' conference in Thame, Oxfordshire

Methodist Superintendents’ Conference, Thursday 19 May


Our Anna Chaplaincy church lead Debbie Ducille was able to join Maggie Dodd, our only full-time paid Anna Chaplain (St Albans, Hertfordshire) and her line manager, superintendent Rosemary Fletcher, at the first of two conferences held by the Methodist Church for their senior leadership.


During a busy, 48-hour programme in Thame, Oxfordshire, conference attendees were able to chat with the three-strong Anna Chaplaincy team, alongside representatives of other ministries and organisations in the marketplace. Our display drew a good level of interest and many positive conversations were had.


The team was able to offer an excellent combination of local, regional and national experience, reflecting observations from the point of view of an Anna Chaplain, a superintendent and BRF staff.

Debbie Ducille and Maggie Dodd

‘It was a pleasure to work alongside Maggie and Rosemary at the conference, and I think we were able to listen, respond to and support those present with a truly holistic picture of Anna Chaplaincy,’ said Debbie. She went on to say, ‘Rosemary is a passionate advocate of this ministry and has been a wonderful champion for gaining funding for this role, and for Maggie herself, who is a real star!’


Maggie and Rosemary go on to Blackpool for the second conference in June and as always, our hopes for positive ecumenical links and growth in the Methodist Connexion go with them.


Watch out for news of an Anna Chaplaincy webinar available across the Connexion in September, involving the national team and our network.

 


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