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Exciting Updates

By James Burden | 03/05/2018

News 10th April saw the six-month ‘anniversary’ of the launch of Faith in Later Life which is a good time to reflect on progress and to identify what is planned for the near future. Website The website continues to be developed in response to user feedback and to build on those aspects of the project…

FiLL Directory Launched

By James Burden | 11/04/2018

Well, not quite so new!  “Faith in Action”, the new Directory of activities and services being provided across the UK for those in Later Life, has been building for some weeks now. If you haven’t discovered it yet then do go to https://faithinlaterlife.org/faith-in-action/directory/ and take a look. The map on the page is set to a UK…

A start to 2018

By James Burden | 02/02/2018

As the first month of the New Year passes, daylight hours are expanding and new growth is emerging as the seasons continue their inexorable progression, reminding us of God’s ‘post flood’ promise: ‘seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease… while the earth remains’. And, while the…

Dementia-friendly Carol Services

By James Burden | 15/12/2017

With Christmas fast approaching, Faith in Later Life was asked “Our church is wanting to put on a dementia-friendly carol service this year. Have you any resources, ideas, advice or counsel for us?” That church was very appreciative of the combined advice from contributors to the website and we are circulating that to help any…

London City Mission work with those in later life

By James Burden | 30/11/2017

As one of the five Charities launching Faith in Later Life last month, London City Mission dedicated the Autumn edition of its quarterly magazine – “Changing London” – to articles and accounts of its work with older people under the title – “NOT FORGOTTEN”. The Contents page includes headings such as: Greying Gracefully – “God’s…

Press Report of the Launch

By James Burden | 03/11/2017

Commenting on the launch of Faith in Later Life two weeks ago, the Church Times reported: “New resources to help churches reach out to Britain’s ageing population and “release the potential” of society’s increasing number of elderly have been launched this week. Five charities have joined together to create a website, Faith in Later Life,…

Faith in Later Life Launched

By James Burden | 14/10/2017

Two years after the first discussions about launching a new initiative to help churches in their work with seniors, the five charities sponsoring the initiative went back to the House of Lords on Tuesday this week to launch Faith in Later Life. Lord Mackay very kindly agreed to host the event which also saw some…