Anna Chaplaincy

In January 2019 we offially launched Anna Chaplancy at Time to Talk Befriending through the Bible Reading Fellowship’s, Gift of Years programme. This new offer 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. The Anna Chaplaincy service at Time to Talk Befriending will respectful to the cultural and religious beliefs of all faiths and to those searching for meaning in and for their lives. The newly commissioned Anna Chaplain’s are a mother and daughter team – Emily Kenward, our Founder and CEO and Julie Williams. Julie will manage the day to day running of the Chaplaincy service and will be responsible for inspiring and supervising trained Anna friends who will volunteer their time to provide a menu of prayer, spiritual reflection, devotional studies, worshipful music, Holy Communion and support to access places of Worship 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