Anna Chaplaincy

Anna Chaplaincy at Time to Talk Befriending has been developed in response to an unmet need to bring Church out to individuals in the community, who experience feelings of deep loneliness caused by social isolation. Our Chaplaincy service is respectful to the cultural and religious beliefs of all faiths and to those searching for meaning in their lives. The newly commissioned Anna Chaplains are a mother and daughter team – Emily Kenward, our Founder and CEO and Julie Williams. Julie manages the day to day running of the Chaplaincy service including inspiring and supervising trained Anna friends. Our Anna friends, who are volunteering their time, will be providing a menu of prayer, spiritual reflection, devotional studies, worshipful music, Holy Communion and support to access places of Worship. This is implemented/carried out upon request of our scheme members.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer ‘Anna Friend’ at Time to Talk Befriending you can download the following information pack.

Community Church

Every month we have the privilege of running an inter-denominational Church service at a Brighton and Hove Council Seniors Housing Scheme called Muriel House in Hove. The service is run in partnership with Ian and Christine McLean who are members of the Brighton Vineyard Church along with the Founder of Time to Talk Befriending, Emily Kenward. The service was developed after the scheme manager at Muriel House identified that residents were unable to get to Church as a result of ill-health or limited mobility. Thanks to our positive working relationship with the scheme manager and Brighton and Hove Council Seniors Housing, a brilliant relationship was built and the Community Church service as born! The service has been running since 2015 and continues to grow in numbers even though some of our regular members have sadly passed away during this timeframe.

Anyone is welcome from the community. The venue is Muriel House, Ingram Crescent West, Hove, BN3 5NS. The dates of the services are outlined below.

  • 2.45pm – 4pm
  • Monday 16th September 2019
  • Monday 21st October 2019
  • Monday 18th November 2019
  • Monday 16th December 2019

The format of our community church service is as follows:

  • 2.45pm tea, cake and befriending.
  • 3.10pm service opens with prayer (usually led by a member of the congregation).
  • 3.15pm worship
  • 3.25pm short sermon
  • 3.35pm Holy Communion
  • 3.50pm short reading or testimony
  • 3.55 worship
  • 4.00 close in prayer

We hope to see you there!