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Vintage Adventure

The Gift of Years network member, City Chaplain for Older People, Revd Erica Roberts has been developing Vintage Adventure, a way of connecting older people and others who may spend much of their time on their own with church in a way that is very similar to the new missional off-shoot of Messy Church, Messy Vintage. In July, the theme was ‘The Creation and Our Creator God’. It ran from 11.00 am–2.00 pm. Erica explains ...Read more

St Luke's holiday club

A visiting speaker at St Luke’s Church, Stanmore, in Winchester wrote to tell us about their holiday club. They write: Holiday club In an area where there is a lot of provision for children and young people over the summer holidays, around ten years ago St Luke's had the inspiration to do a holiday club for pensioners. It runs for a week, all day Monday to Friday, transport is provided, each day there is a ...Read more

Prime Time '17

The Gift of Years network member, Catriona Foster, has lots of experience of putting on Holiday at Home events at St John’s Church, Harborne, Birmingham . She writes: Vive la Prime Time! Prime Time ’17 was our tenth Holiday at Home for over-70s and we decided to have a French theme this year. 53 guests took part for three days of entertainment and fun, with plenty of opportunity to chat, relax and enjoy lovely food. ...Read more

Promoting The Gift of Years

This month, we’ve been responding to interview requests and have been writing articles. A feature focusing on Anna Chaplaincy is appearing this month in the glossy fortnightly magazine, Yours , celebrating 50+ women (appearing 12 September). A book review of Richard Foster’s re-published Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the great traditions of the Christian Faith (Hodder and Stoughton, 2017) by Debbie Thrower is in the Church of England Newspaper . Click here to read . ...Read more

Welcome Sara Davies

We’re delighted to hear that Lincolnshire has appointed an Anna Chaplaincy Development Worker. Charitable funding was secured to enable Sara Davies to be recruited to fulfil this new part-time post. Sara, who is a Reader (Licensed Lay Minister, LLM) explained how, supported by the Warden of Readers and the Mission Team, ‘it is now going to be my role to try to establish the kind of ministry that is currently undertaken with older people around ...Read more

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