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Advice on living a resilient life

There’s a question that older people ask me from time to time – it’s whether I can recommend them a book about ‘lifelong faith.’ What do they mean by this?...
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Church Champion Story: St John’s Walton, Chesterfield

Faith in Later Life Church Champion Hazel, is the Seniors Ministry Lead at St John's Walton. Here she tells us more about the tremendous range of groups which are bringing...
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We’re not all going on a Summer Holiday

Cliff Richard’s sixties hit ‘We’re all going on a summer holiday’ describes a summer break away from it all; having fun, laughing, free of worries, doing things we’ve always wanted...
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Empowering Communities to Care

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...
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What’s important when choosing a care home

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’...
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Church Champion Story: Enfield Town Community Church

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...
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Church Champion Story: Oasis, Stockport

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...
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DailyHOPE Restored

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...
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Making Mother’s Day better for people living with dementia

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...
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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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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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