At work, I think about death and dying a lot. I’m not a clinician or a carer – I don’t work with people who are ill or frail – I …Read full article on Death and dying – how much information can people stand?
In times like these it is easy to feel low or overwhelmed, and to forget that we have basic needs. It’s also easy to feel that looking after ourselves would …Read full article on Permission to meet your needs!
Christians on Ageing – originally Christian Council on Ageing – was launched with a meeting at Westminster Cathedral Conference Centre May 1982 and became a Registered Charity 1984. Early meetings …Read full article on Christians on Ageing – Origins and vision
The mental wellbeing of our society is critically important if we are to weather the storm created by the pandemic. However, we must also consider that there are many older …Read full article on Faith Communities and Mental Health
Last year, when we thought we had seen the peak of the pandemic, I chose to leave my job in teaching and start a new vocation as a full-time priest. …Read full article on Learning more deeply to recognise and serve the community, Part 1
The events of 2020 were “unprecedented”, extraordinary, challenging, and sadly, for too many, they’ve been deadly. But something what has struck me is that ageism is alive and well. The …Read full article on ‘I’m not ageist! I love the old dears…’
I can’t tell you how much I have valued older people – and that’s throughout the whole of my near thirty-year parish ministry. It’s often said that churches are short …Read full article on Faith in older people …..
Kindness felt like an enormous part of our lives at the start of lockdown. We were scared, and our daily acts of kindness helped us feel that we would all …Read full article on Be Kind and Reach Out This Winter
The sentiment and gratitude expressed in this song by ABBA have been, over the last 10 years, expressed and felt by hundreds of people with dementia, their carers and volunteers …Read full article on ‘Thank you for the music: The songs I’m singing’
Since March I and others like me have found ourselves mentioned regularly in the daily news reports – not by name but as a group who, it is said, are …Read full article on Discovering a “Vulnerable” God in the Pandemic