You can be Involved!

We love working with older people and believe that God is not only blessing this work but is leading and inspiring it too. Will you join us in this ministry?

1. Pray

We would value your prayers for this ongoing work and ministry. Please pray for Caraway and for the Anna Chaplains in Southampton as well as for other Anna Chaplains working in various parts of the UK. We are conscious of being held and supported in prayer. It works!

2. Give

Caraway is entirely funded through grants and donations. Your financial support will make this ministry possible. Please give using the donate button or contact us on caraway.soton@gmail.com. Thank you. Alternatively you may write a cheque payable to Caraway and send it to us at the address below.

3. Share

  • Do you know someone who would benefit from meeting with an Anna Chaplain?
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  • Tell others about the work of Caraway.
  • Talk to us about joining our team.

Caraway is a registered charity. Support us to resource our older community.

Examples of How your Gift May be Used

  • £5 could pay for tea and cake for an older person at a social event
  • £15 could pay for an Anna Chaplain to spend an hour talking and listening to an older person
  • £50 could pay for staff and volunteers to plan and deliver a service in a care home.

Email caraway.soton@gmail.com

Phone 023 8055 8234

Caraway CIO, c/o Highfield Church, Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1RL

Charity no 1177743

From the BLog
Caraway Launch, October 16th. A tea Party to Remember
Caraway Launch, October 16th. A tea Party to Remember

The launch of Caraway, the new charity set up by the Revd Dr Erica Roberts, City Chaplain…

Listening and Sharing: Care Home Training
Listening and Sharing: Care Home Training

One of Caraway’s aims is to enable a Christian presence in all Care Homes and Supported Housing Complexes over the…

Tell us: How Can Caraway Help? …We’re listening!
Tell us: How Can Caraway Help? …We’re listening!

A great resource for Caraway were 24 people who came to our focus group, a vision meeting to explore a consumer…


…My name is Marion and I’m an Anna Chaplain. The role of an Anna Chaplain is to support the spiritual needs of older people and that’s why I took up the post because I think it’s a vital thing to do. In many communities older people are marginalised, resources are quite rightly spent on children and young people and the older people can be a bit left out. I think it is absolutely vital that we are an inclusive community, that we care for everyone and if we don’t we come to lose because older people are such a rich resource of wisdom, of life experience so if we don’t take notice of them, we are missing out on so much ourselves.

Marion Hitchins (Anna Chaplain)

Why is it worth churches putting on events like Vintage Adventure? …Well, I think we all know that growing old is hard these days, I’ve learnt that myself in the last few years and I think Vintage Adventure has been arranged and planned in a wonderful way to help us. I think it’s lovely to come here into this lovely environment at a church and to see it all set up so beautifully for us, that’s a pleasure , but also of course, the company we come to and the welcome we get, that’s lovely.  Then there’s a subject, a theme and that is usually something to make us think, not just entertain us and that is really good for us. Then there’s the spiritual which is very clear, but very gentle and I believe we all need that, whatever our past experience, whatever we believe . That is such a lovely encouragement and strength for us. I think what they are doing here is really wonderful.