Empowering Communities to Care

In our ageing society, the efforts of community groups, churches, and individuals such as Faith in Later Life Church Champions play a crucial role in supporting and promoting flourishing in later life. Their work addresses a significant gap in service provision, highlighting the importance of their (often voluntary) work. Imagine the potential impact if the…

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Later Life and the Mission Field

Following my appearance on Episode 10 of London City Mission’s the Everyday Evangelism podcast on the same topic, I was invited to further explore the major gospel impact of older people in our churches. The Bible is packed with examples of older people living purposefully for God, being respected in their communities, and sharing wisdom…

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50 and Fearful?

Well if I haven’t already been in ‘the second half’ for a while now, I’m definitely in it now! To some people, 50 is the proverbial ‘spring chicken’, but for those of us just getting there, like most decade milestone markers, it feels worthy of some reflection. In the Bible, every 50th year was a…

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Offline

Older man holding telephone

It wasn’t all that long ago that remote communication took time, money, and effort. I still remember standing in line for the payphone in halls at university, and eventually having my call cut off because I ran out of coins. And it was there at the sprightly age of 18 that I sent my first…

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Press Release from Faith in Later Life: Love My Neighbour

Wednesday 1st November 2023 – Immediate Use Press Release from Faith in Later Life: Love My Neighbour to save lives this winter. Every winter there are around 25000-30000 excess deaths caused at least in part by loneliness amongst older people. The Christian charity, Faith in Later Life has launched a winter campaign calling on Christians…

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Love My Neighbour Campaign

Winter is on its way, and for some of us, with it come thoughts of cosy times by the fire, sipping hot chocolate, making Christmas plans with the family, and enjoying bracing winter walks with friends. For many older people however, these shorter and darker days will be a time of increased loneliness as the…

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‘Reimagining Care’

Following the publication of the Archbishops’ Commission on Reimagining Care, Faith in Later Life trustees respond: Andrew Wileman, Deputy Director of the Salvation Army’s Older People’s Ministries and a trustee of Faith in Later Life released this statement: “Having been part of the journey over the last 18 months, Faith in Later Life is delighted…

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Life In All Its Fullness Conference, 17 Sept 2022

We would love you to join us for the Faith in Later Life Conference! Here’s all the info you need… The conference will be taking place on Zoom on Saturday 17th September 2022, 9am-1pm, and will be all about how we can experience and celebrate life in all its fullness in later life, and how we…

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REVIEW: A Great Place to Grow Old by Tina English

In writing this book about how churches can care for their older members, Tina English manages to challenge, inspire and equip her readers whether they are individuals, members of church communities or indeed church leaders. It is a timely book. Older people in our communities have long been side-lined and too often, their needs are…

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