The first ‘Anna Chaplain’, to be commissioned in the Diocese of Portsmouth, has taken place in Freshwater.
Anne Powell will join a network of chaplains across the country, who work particularly with those who have suffered loss and bereavement, by offering Christian friendship by visiting and supporting them.
The service, at All Saints’ Church, was conducted by the Rev Leisa Potter, with the Rev Jackie Maw, team Rector of the West Wight Mission Community, assisting.
Anne will now build up a team to help her with her work. For more details see annachaplaincy.org.uk.
Header image : Rev Leisa Potter, Anne Powell and Rev Jackie Daw