Hidden treasures of ‘lockdown’.

    “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23: 1-3 (ESV)   Welcome to our ‘Faith in Later Life’ August newsletter, and thank…

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Coronavirus and older people: some encouraging stats

Older people are showing resilience in difficult times. We know this personally, but it is often hidden in what can seem like a tide of bad news. Sometimes the figures are worth looking at more closely for the nuggets of encouragement.   The Office for National Statistics released new figures on 3 July using a…

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What to do when someone dies

When someone dies, especially if you are next of kin and/or an executor or have power of attorney, you are usually in shock. Nevertheless, there are plenty of practical tasks to be done. Here’s a list of things you may need to do, which will hopefully help you through this difficult time.   The day…

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What does it mean to ‘finish well’?

  ‘And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ’. Philippians 1 v 6 (ESV)   Welcome to our ‘Faith in Later Life’ June newsletter, and thank you for your continued interest and support. As ever, please do…

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Sensitive matters at the end of life: 15 questions

It’s quite common that someone who knows they are approaching the end of their life has things they’d like to talk about. However there is sometimes a “conspiracy of silence” and it’s difficult to raise the subject. This sheet could act as an ice breaker or be used by the person approaching the end of…

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‘Hymns We Love’ series: Thine be the glory

Thine be the glory Thine be the glory, Risen, conquering Son, Endless is the victory Thou o’er death hast won; Angels in bright raiment Rolled the stone away, Kept the folded grave-clothes Where thy body lay.   Thine be the glory, Risen, conquering Son; Endless is the victory Thou o’er death hast won!   Lo,…

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