New year, new yearning?

By Carl Knightly | 27/01/2020

  ‘And He who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21 v 5 (ESV)   Welcome to this first newsletter of the new year and indeed the new decade, and may I take this…

The roaring twenties – a decade when Christians can be a voice for change for older people

By Carl Knightly | 17/01/2020

2020 – 2030 has been designated the decade of healthy ageing by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO is involving governments and organisations to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live. According to the WHO, ‘all stakeholders pledged that no one will be left behind and…

Shining the light of Jesus at Christmas

By Carl Knightly | 17/12/2019

  ‘The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, yet the world did not know Him’. John 1 v 9- 10 (ESV)   Welcome to this December newsletter, and may I take this opportunity to wish you a…

Faith in Later Life and the role of local Church

By Carl Knightly | 16/12/2019

Faith in Later Life Chief Executive, Carl Knightly, was interviewed in UCB radio recently, sharing all about the Faith in Later Life journey, how we began, what we seek to do, and the importance of ministry with older people. To listen back to the interview click on this link.

Loneliness at Christmas- What can Christians do?

By Carl Knightly | 16/12/2019

Catch the conversations Faith in Later Life Chief Executive Carl Knightly had with interviewers on BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC Radio Berkshire, on 15/12/19. Listen as Carl talks about loneliness at Christmas, and how Faith in Later Life is challenging Christians to reach, serve and empower older people beyond the Christmas season. To listen to…

Join us at ‘Faith in the Second Half’!

By Carl Knightly | 11/12/2019

From May 4th – 7th 2020 we are partnering with Keswick Ministries to bring you ‘Faith in the Second Half’, and week of teaching, inspiration and practical ideas relating a variety of aspects of later life. Whether you are firmly in later life, have retired recently, or are reflecting on what life looks like now…

Louise Morse- Visiting people with dementia

By Carl Knightly | 10/12/2019

Louise Morse is a cognitive behavioural therapist and an author of many books on dementia. Louise works for Pilgrims’ Friend Society, one of the founder organisations of Faith in Later Life. Listen to her here speaking on UCB2 radio, about visiting people who are living with dementia. Louise has co-authored a recently revised booklet called…

Reaching out to older people in your community

By Carl Knightly | 06/12/2019

On the 4th December, our Director Carl Knightly was interviewed on the Premier Radio breakfast show. Carl spoke about our mission, our website activities directory, and the importance of reaching those in later life. Click the below link to have a listen.

Why the best gift this Christmas can be a simple visit

By Carl Knightly | 03/12/2019

Christmas is a time for getting together. Families and relatives will be coming from near and far, and churches will be visiting older people in care homes. Yet many often shy away from visiting people with dementia because the normal ground rules don’t apply, and they don’t know how to communicate effectively. But although they…

How do I love my neighbour?

By Carl Knightly | 28/11/2019

  ‘And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself’. Matthew 22 v 39 (ESV)   Welcome to this November newsletter, and thank you for your continued interest and support. As ever, if there is any content you would like to see in our newsletters that is currently missing, then do get in…