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Stories of Encouragement Shared by Mavis 

By Ruth Preston | 18/01/2021

Mavis recently got in touch with us to share some more stories of encouragement. We are always so moved by the stories Mavis has to share and never cease to marvel at the ways God is moving in the lives of older people. Rather than write the stories below into one blog post, I wanted…

Care and Compassion in the Church

By Ruth Preston | 08/01/2021

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Keith Mcintosh, a Church Champion from St Andrews Church in Leyland, Lancashire. Keith shared with us how he is using his passion for sports and leisure to help serve the older people in his community.    Keith is retired and has always had a keen interest in…

December 2020

By Ruth Preston | 29/12/2020

December 2020 Reaching, serving and empowering older people   Welcome to this December Faith in Later Life newsletter where we will be sharing updates and news, signposting to new resources, and highlighting opportunities for you get involved. We wish you a very happy Christmas!         “Thanks be to God for His indescribable…

What hotel quarantine taught me about my faith

By Carl Knightly | 23/12/2020

Ben Boland is an aged care chaplain and author based in Australia and is a Faith in Later Life Church Champion. He recently spent time working in an aged care facility dealing with Covid19, while self-isolating in a hotel. Here he reflects his experiences:   No balcony, no microwave and no breeze. The only face-to-face…

Social Work Leader appointed as first Ambassador

By Carl Knightly | 21/12/2020

  Press Release from Faith in Later Life: Social Work Leader appointed as first Ambassador    Faith in Later Life are delighted to announce that the founding Director of the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional practice, Professor Keith Brown, has been appointed as its first Ambassador.   Keith has been working alongside Faith in Later Life for a…

Stories of Spiritual Renewal, Reconciliation, and Healing

By Ruth Preston | 18/12/2020

Wendy Dodson, one of our Church Champions, recently sent an email to us sharing an interview she did for BBC Three Counties Radio. During the interview, Wendy shared about her ministry with older people in her church and we were so inspired that we just had to share it. So, with Wendy’s permission, we have…

Daily Hope at Christmas

By Carl Knightly | 14/12/2020

  Since its launch at the end of April, in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the many older people not being able to access online content, the Daily Hope free telephone line has proved a big success. Launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury, charity Faith in Later Life, and the team from ‘Connections’ at…

You are Not Forgotten | Hope is Not Lost

By Ruth Preston | 11/12/2020

Over 65s are said to fear loneliness more than COVID-19 this Christmas after a difficult year of self-isolating, shielding, and being physically cut off from their loved ones.   According to a nationwide poll, more than half of over-65s are worried about spending Christmas this year without their families. And 1.7 million older people expect…

November 2020

By Ruth Preston | 11/12/2020

November 2020 Reaching, serving and empowering older people   Welcome to this November Faith in Later Life newsletter where we will be sharing updates and news, signposting to new resources, and highlighting opportunities for you get involved with. As ever we welcome all your feedback, and hope you’re enjoying the new format for our news…

With God, it is never too late

By Ruth Preston | 04/12/2020

Faith in Later Life Church Champion Mavis has shared with us before about her ministry with older people (you can read more here). But Mavis had so many wonderful stories of encouragement that we couldn’t limit ourselves to just one blog post! So, here we are again sharing more uplifting stories of God working in…