Anna Chaplaincy

In January 2019 we officially launched Anna Chaplaincy at Time to Talk Befriending through the Bible Reading Fellowship’s, Gift of Years programme. This new offering at Time to Talk Befriending has 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 Anna Chaplaincy service at Time to Talk Befriending are 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.


If you would like to volunteer as an Anna Friend at Time to Talk Befriending please download the following attachment and email it to