Going on Growing in Later life

Church members continue to explore creative ways to stay connected and support older people and we are developing pastoral care groups across all the churches to ensure everyone has someone to care for and who cares for them.

We have a partnership with Anna Chaplaincy programme that seeks to offer spiritual care to older people and the learning community supports a pastoral chaplain for St Johns and a chaplain for the elderly who coordinates a team of volunteers offering spiritual care in our nursing homes and residential care settings.

The team churches all offer regular activities and services that serve this age group including

  • Knit and natter groups
  • Choirs
  • Concerts
  • Socials
  • Bible studies
  • Retreats
  • Health and wellbeing sessions
  • Soup Lunches
  • Coffee mornings
  • Cream teas

Transport can be arranged and we love it when new people join in.

If you are interested in praying for this team or finding out how you can be involved please contact

Judith Dufour
Steph Packham
Rev Stephen Bowen