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Church Champion Story: Angels of Blessing

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...
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Later Life and the Mission Field

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...
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50 and Fearful?

Well if I haven’t already been in ‘the second half’ for a while now, I’m definitely in it now! To some people, 50 is the proverbial ‘spring chicken’, but for...
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Loneliness and Grief In Older Age

In our first blog from AtaLoss, Executive Director, Jane Woodward shares some helpful thinking about the relationship between loneliness and grief in later life, and how to get good support....
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The DailyHOPE Telephone Line Closes

We have recently announced that the free DailyHOPE telephone line will be closing after almost four years of ministry. The DailyHOPE telephone line was launched on Sunday 26th April 2020...
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Is your town a good place to grow old?

Rev Peter Crumpler is associate minister at St Paul’s Church, Fleetville, St Albans. In his first blog for Faith in Later Life, Peter reflects on the challenges of later life...
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Church Champion Story: Reminiscence

Faith in Later Life Church Champion Jan, leads the Senior Moments work at Emmanuel Church Leftwich in Cheshire. Here she tells us more about how to plan a Reminiscence programme...
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Church Champion Story: Good News

Faith in Later Life Church Champion Judi, leads the Seniors work at Clevedon Baptist Church in North Somerset. Here she tells us more about a midweek outreach event which the...
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Offline

It wasn’t all that long ago that remote communication took time, money, and effort. I still remember standing in line for the payphone in halls at university, and eventually having...
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Loving My Neighbour Living With Dementia

When it comes to loving our neighbours there are so many situations and so many different ways it reminds me of the Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnet, ‘How do I love...
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Three Advent Stories: While Shepherds Watched

This carol reflects one of the most astonishing encounters of the Christmas story. On one level it is that familiar and well-loved story. Shepherds were in the fields among smelly...
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Three Advent Stories: Good King Wenceslas

The story doesn’t end well for the ‘Good King’, but it is an inspiring story of kindness and service and tells a much-needed message, not just at Christmas, but for...
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Three Advent Stories: O Holy Night

The central character of this stunning song was Placide Cappeau, a wine merchant and the mayor of Roquemaure, France. In 1847, to the surprise of people in his town, the...
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Seniors Ministry: Where to Begin

Following on from our recent interview with one of our ambassadors, Fiona Costa, about the wonderful Cafe Concerts at her church, she shares a few helpful tips for those of...
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Introducing the Torch Trust

Let me introduce you to David. Around four years ago he very suddenly lost the sight in one eye. No warning, it just stopped working. Investigations found a rare condition...
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9 Ideas for Outreach to Rural Seniors

How can we reach out to older people over the Christmas period? Our church is in a village in Cheshire. A few years back we had a rethink about how...
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Trustee Opportunities at Faith in Later Life

Could you be a Faith in Later Life Trustee? We are blessed to have a committed and experienced group of trustees who enjoy serving Faith in Later Life together. To...
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Love My Neighbour – In Care Homes

Everyone gets a bit down when the days get colder, and the nights draw in.  Most of us hunker down and suffer through the abominable ‘trick or treat’ season and...
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