Empowering Communities to Care

By Alex Drew | 29/04/2024

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…

What’s important when choosing a care home

By Pilgrims' Friend Society | 16/04/2024

If you are involved with ministry among older people you may have the privilege of supporting someone through their decision to move to a care home. Our partner charity Pilgrims’ Friend Society runs Christian care homes for older people. They have shared with us some things to bear in mind when making this decision, both…

15th June 2024 – Caring for those with dementia

By Faith in Later Life | 15/04/2024

It is estimated that by 2030, the number of people with dementia in the UK will be more than one million. In this in-person seminar, Friederike Hamilton (Pilgrims’ Friends Society dementia care lead and member of Widcombe Baptist Church) and Stephen Hammersley (Chief Executive of Pilgrims’ Friends Society and Chair of Faith in Later Life)…

Church Champion Story: Enfield Town Community Church

By Sarah Finnie | 09/04/2024

Faith in Later Life Church Champion Sarah, leads a Seniors group at Enfield Town Community Church. Here she tells us more about the group which has recently welcomed new members from a local care home. I’m responsible for a group of up to 100 seniors who meet weekly at our church, Enfield Town Community Church.…

Church Champion Story: Oasis, Stockport

By Andy Brown | 20/03/2024

Andy Brown is the deacon for Oasis at Emmanuel Community Church in Stockport.  Here he tells us more about some of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of what it might look like to set up a seniors ministry. To begin with, questions for you to consider: What day of the week to meet? Do you meet…

DailyHOPE Restored

By Faith in Later Life | 15/03/2024

In January we shared the news that the DailyHOPE telephone line would have to close after almost four years of ministry, due to a lack of funding to keep the line going. Today (Sunday 17th March), we are delighted to announce that the service can re-start with immediate effect as additional funding has been secured.…

Making Mother’s Day better for people living with dementia

By Peter Crumpler | 06/03/2024

This Mother’s Day many tens of thousands of sons and daughters will be spending time with a mum who does not recognise them or remember who they are. I know from personal experience how distressing and sad that can be. Around 900,000 people are currently living with dementia in the UK – with this figure…

Church Champion Story: Angels of Blessing

By Sally Bates | 21/02/2024

Faith in Later Life Church Champion Sally, is the Associate Minister at Frinton Free Church in Essex, and leads a vibrant seniors ministry there. Here she tells us more about a charming initiative, which blessed hundreds of care home residents in their community, as well as those who made it happen. Back in January 2023…

Later Life and the Mission Field

By Alex Drew | 20/02/2024

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…

12th September 2024 – Discipleship that Sustains with David Price

By Faith in Later Life | 17/02/2024

12th September 2024 – Discipleship that Sustains with David Price SAVE THE DATE – More Details to follow Afternoon Session: 1,.30pm Evening Session 7.30pm Register Here for either of the above sessions