Caraway cannot offer help without your support

Caraway is a unique charity that works across a city and for all churches to facilitate spiritual care for the older person. its resourcing of teams to do this work goes across the whole of the south of England. Chaplaincy is accepted, real, and growing.

Help us to grow the work to reach many.


Marion, an Anna Chaplain, says:

I see spiritual care as far more than just whether they go to  a church or have a faith or not, it is linked to their whole being.”

Money donated will:

  • Resource new Anna Chaplains aiming to have one in each area of Southampton
  • Subsidise Vintage Adventure, and Holiday at home starting in new communities
  • Enable teams to visit individuals and groups in care homes and supported housing

Caraway is a charity (Registered Charity number 1177743)

  • We depend on your donations
  • A standing order for a small amount each month is brilliant and helps us to budget for the future
  • We will be delighted with whatever you can give!

Caraway is unique in working across the city and across churches, yet working in groups or one to one, everyone matters.

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You do see your friends and neighbours, all being brought in. It’s a relaxed atmosphere . It means you do feel included in the church family. We’re a very close family and have friends of friends of friends, but the young people, they don’t have anybody . It continued church as I haven’t been so well lately after a fall. My balance is poor and my voice isn’t what it used to be, and I love to sing. I always knew when it was time to get up as I could hear Grandma in the kitchen, she sang

Liz’s Mum

I do enjoy all of it. I think the service at the start is good. I know some people find the little figures a bit patronising, but the discussions are good and it's good to meet up with friends and it's good to see all the displays. It does make you think. It’s the companionship and the friendliness. It’s just a pleasant few hours really. I think it’s nice to be using the church for a truly worshipping session.


Why do you come as a volunteer to help with events like Vintage Adventure in church?  …Well, as I’m getting older, I realise that for an awful lot of the elderly, they’ve not got very long left to get to know the lord So I think this generation is the most important ministry. If you’re in with students and you mess it up, they’ve got a whole lifetime when they can met somebody who will correct it. We haven’t got that luxury so this is a very important ministry and I just want to do my little bit.

Rob Childs

I come to Vintage Adventure because , being a single person, it’s good to come to places where I meet people and I think in a big church, any groups, be it for young or old to meet people on a much smaller scale is really important like homegroups  I think it is very good for the older generation to be catered for because they have certain emphases.

Pat ( Scottish dancer)