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Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service

10 May 2015: Dignitaries from across Britain and abroad paid tribute to Florence Nightingale on the nearest Sunday to the anniversary of her birth. About 150 people gathered at St Margaret's Church, East Wellow near Romsey, for the annual service. The Royal College of Nursing President, Cecilia Anim, joined Nightingale nurses past and present, and representatives from the British Army, in the commemorations, as did Dr Helen Ference, President of the Florence Nightingale Society in ...Read more

Central Readers' Council AGM

21 March 2015: At the invitation of the Chair, Bishop Robert Paterson of Sodor and Man, Debbie spoke for about 40 minutes about The Gift of Years and how Anna Chaplaincy has developed and now lies at the heart of this BRF initiative. The annual gathering of the Central Readers' Council, which represents nearly 10,000 Anglican Readers or licensed lay ministers, in the UK and Europe, took place in London in the Crypt of St ...Read more

Making the most of longer life

11 March 2015: Debbie co-presented an event with Revd Adam Watson on 'Making the most of longer life - Mission and ministry among older people'. Sixty men and women, lay and ordained, gathered together in The Edward King Room at Lincoln Old Palace. The Revd Andrew Vaughan, Chaplaincy Director with overall responsibility for the day-to-day support, management and development of chaplaincy within the Lincolnshire Chaplaincy Service, set the scene by spelling out some of the ...Read more

Connecting Disciples conference

4 March 2015: More than 20 people attended a workshop Debbie gave on 'Growing older and becoming the person God calls you to be' at Connecting Disciples 2015 - the Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network conference for Methodist lay workers which took place at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire on 2-5 March 2015. Many of those who attended were pastoral visitors who also lead worship in care home settings. They found the resources on ...Read more

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