In March this year, Professor John Swinton game a thought-provoking seminar on “Spirituality and Mental Health Challenges” for Faith in Older People (FIOP). A specific challenge for all of us …Read full article on Stigma and Mental Health
How can preachers and worship leaders offer worship that will assist church members in recovery from the problems of lockdown, and enable individual and congregational well-being, while they, themselves, are …Read full article on Caring Worship
After listening to and learning from older people over 60 years as a Methodist Minister and 20 year’s research in the subject, I do value the narratives of older people. …Read full article on Valuing the Narratives of Older People
Faith in Older People and the Church of Scotland Guild have worked together over several years to bring together an ecumenical group to consult about key issues emerging for older …Read full article on Looking to the future
May the Spirit of Love be within us and between us and in these words, Amen. Here we are more than two weeks into the letting go of Lent and …Read full article on The wisdom of letting go
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