Christian responses to 21st Century demographics

CHRISTIAN RESPONSES TO 21st CENTURY DEMOGRAPHICS

As life expectancy increases, there are new challenges for us as Christians. Growing Old Grace-fully seeks to provide opportunities to explore these in a safe and supportive environment

LEEDS IS BECOMING A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY DIOCESE

Amongst the thousands of people who attend our church services each week, there are a significant numbers of people living with dementia and their carers. We have formed a Working Group to help develop a Diocesan Action Plan.

FACING THE LOSSES OF LATER LIFE

As we live longer and grow older we can find that our life is constricted in various ways. How do we approach this positively? How do we prepare to face our own death?

Ideas for and from parishes.

Download our free 88 page guide with practical ideas to support the growth of later life friendly parishes.

Across the Diocese of Leeds

Welcoming Older People: ideas for and from parishes

Welcoming Older People: ideas for and from parishes

"Welcoming Older People: ideas for and from parishes", our guide on learning from and caring for older people, is available to download free (you need to register) or you can order a ring bound copy for a donation of £5. For parishes or groups in the Leeds Diocese, printed Guides are free. To find out more or to book a short session in your parish, please get in touch.
A Springtime Prayer by Joyce Rupp

A Springtime Prayer by Joyce Rupp

Ever-renewing and energizing Creator, come, stir my dormant spiritual limbs. Wake up my tired prayer. Revive my weary efforts of care. Sing hope into my discouragement.
Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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Dying Matters Week @ Nationwide
May 14 @ 9:00 am – May 20 @ 5:00 pm

Every year in May, Dying Matters and coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.

This year, the focus is “What Can You Do… in your community?”

Leeds has a specific website but I would love to hear about what is happening outside of Leeds in our other deaneries.

Do get in touch if you would like to share anything your parish, town or city have planned growing.old.gracefully@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

Rachel Walker, Project Co-ordinator