Covid

Faith in the Second Half Conference to become an annual event following success of first conference

By Church Champions | 26/05/2022

Faith in Later Life, in partnership with Keswick Ministries, are delighted to announce that, following a successful conference earlier this month, Faith in the Second Half Conference will become an annual event in the Christian calendar between the two ministries. Plans to launch an in-person conference in Keswick focusing on older people and the church’s…

REVIEW: A Great Place to Grow Old by Tina English

By Joanne Milligan | 01/02/2022

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…

How can I keep serving?

By Carl Knightly | 22/12/2021

Imagine going round a stately home and seeing an old-fashioned mangle in the kitchen. Many of us have done that at one time or another and we’ve explained to our children what they were for and we’ve been glad we no longer have to use one! But how often as we get older, do we…

How to run an event in a care home setting

By Laura Treneer | 29/11/2021

God didn’t create old age by accident. The Bible speaks of older Christians flourishing and bearing fruit in later years. With an ageing population there is both an urgent need and real opportunity to reach older people in residential care with the good news of the Lord Jesus. Older people in residential care often can’t…

Intergenerational Understanding: what books are there for children about older people?

By Laura Treneer | 24/11/2021

At Faith in Later Life we like to be able to help signpost and suggest resources for other places. One of our church champions asked  recently if we knew of any great children’s books that teach children about older age from a Christian perspective? This may be particularly relevant as we think about Christmas presents…

The Christmas gift for people living with dementia

By Laura Treneer | 22/11/2021

By Louise Morse. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Supermarket shelves are full of all things Christmassy, and Sainsbury’s is handing out its seasonal food order forms.  After months of Covid separation friends and families are planning to celebrate a ‘proper’ Christmas, one that includes worshipping together again in ‘real’ church services.  And…

Christmas Postcard Project 2021

By Ruth Preston | 15/11/2021

We are so excited to be running our Christmas Postcard Project for the second year running! We wanted to provide a few suggestions as to how the Christmas postcards could be used. This is in no way an exhaustive list, so do let us know any other ideas you have to make the most of…

Press Release from Faith in Later Life: New CEO announced

By Ruth Preston | 05/11/2021

  Faith in Later Life has today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Jamie Hill, following the departure of Carl Knightly in September this year to take up a new role at London City Mission. Jamie Hill joins Faith in Later Life from Christian distribution mission Kingsway CLC trust, where he was Executive Director until earlier this…

Remembering Services: the role of remembering in the journey to faith

By Laura Treneer | 26/10/2021

As October draws to a close and November begins, many churches enter a season of remembering, with Remembrance Sunday and All Souls Day. Research from the Church of England has shown that these services are often another step on a journey of faith, a valued point of connection with church. Some of those bereaved will…

Do I Still Have Value?

By Carl Knightly | 15/10/2021

If you hear the phrase, ‘because you’re worth it!’ you probably think immediately of the well-known adverts which have the idea of ‘worth’ as the key message and the reason that you must buy the product. The idea of using ‘worth’ as a selling point is a clever one because it plays on our need…