Caraway Chaplains

Caraway Chaplains are community based and come alongside people as they navigate some of the challenges of older age.

Their primary role is to listen, both affirming those in later life and helping them to celebrate the gift of life.

Our Chaplains can be involved in pastoral visiting, taking a care home service, organising a Holiday at Home or a Dementia Friendly event and are always available with a listening ear. Many of our Caraway Chaplains identify and align themselves to the principles of Anna Chaplaincy which is a BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) initiative.

An Anna Chaplain is sent out by their local church to come alongside those who are older, irrespective of their faith, in order to promote the spiritual well-being of those in their older years.

Why ANNA Chaplain?

The name Anna is inspired by the widow in the Gospel of Luke (Luke 2: 36-40), an older woman who ‘worshipped night and day, fasting and praying‘. Recognising Jesus as the hope for the nations, Anna blesses the baby when Joseph and Mary bring him to the Temple for the customary dedication. Like the widow Anna, the Anna Chaplain seeks to reflect God’s love and hope to those in their older years.

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CAN YOU HELP US?

With our vision for a City Chaplain for Dementia, this new role …

…will enable us to expand our care for Southampton’s community of those living with dementia by supporting our Memory Cafes, providing spiritual care for the individual and family, training our highly skilled dementia volunteers and networking with providers ensuring we deliver the best service possible…

Find out more…
Meet our Caraway Chaplains
Erica Roberts
Erica Roberts
Southampton City Chaplain for Older People
Esther Clift
Esther Clift
Anna Chaplain, West Southampton
Kathy Hyde
Kathy Hyde
Anna Chaplain
Margaret Hague
Margaret Hague
Anna Chaplain
Marion Hitchins
Marion Hitchins
Anna Chaplain, East Southampton
Penny Thatcher
Penny Thatcher
Curate to Caraway
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Caraway is a registered charity (Charity Number 1177743).