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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Wendy joins the growing Anna Chaplaincy network: ‘a natural step to take’

The Anna Chaplaincy network grew in Portsmouth last month when Revd Wendy Mallas and Julie Slade were commissioned at St Mary’s Church, Buriton. We asked Wendy to share a little of her story.

Wendy writes:

‘I am a widow with four amazing children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of whom I love very dearly, and they enrich my life enormously. My background was in teaching where I worked in this country and abroad. I was brought up in a Christian family but ignored God’s calling for many years. I was ordained in 2003 and worked in St Mary’s, Liss, St Matthew’s, Blackmoor and Whitehill, and then became a chaplain at the REME [Arborfield] Garrison until it moved to Lyneham.

‘Since then, I have become an associate priest at St Matthew’s and we are currently in an interregnum. During my ministry, I have worked with the diocesan spirituality team, been an Acorn listener and led the pastoral care team at St Matthew’s.

‘Over the years, I have been alongside many widows after their husband’s death. So, when I felt that God was calling me to Anna Chaplaincy it seemed a natural step to take, and I am very grateful to be part of this exciting initiative.’



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