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Dying and death: What have Christians to say to secular society - Gerry Burke

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In this booklet Gerry Burke, currently Chair of Christians on Ageing but with experience of writing and speaking about issues around dying…

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In this booklet Gerry Burke, currently Chair of Christians on Ageing but with experience of writing and speaking about issues around dying and death, explores ways in which the Christian understanding of death and grieving should be expressed and practised in today’s society. (A5 booklet, 43pp)

Dying and death: What have Christians to say to secular society - Gerry Burke

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In this booklet Gerry Burke, currently Chair of Christians on Ageing but with experience of writing and speaking about issues around dying…

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In this booklet Gerry Burke, currently Chair of Christians on Ageing but with experience of writing and speaking about issues around dying and death, explores ways in which the Christian understanding of death and grieving should be expressed and practised in today’s society. (A5 booklet, 43pp)

Faith in the third age - Dr. Michael J Lowis

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Based on a Christian Council on Ageing research study, Dr Lowis, a chartered psychologist, has covered the subject…

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Based on a Christian Council on Ageing research study, Dr Lowis, a chartered psychologist, has covered the subject of that work, how people acquire a religious faith and what it means to them, but has also continued into a personal exploration of the experiences of the participants and into the nature, origin and effect of religious faith. (A5 booklet 31pp)

Growing dementia-friendly churches - Gaynor Hammond

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With experience as both a Dementia Project worker and a Baptist minister in pastoral charge, Gaynor Hammond is…

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With experience as both a Dementia Project worker and a Baptist minister in pastoral charge, Gaynor Hammond is eminently qualified to write about this subject. It is easy to read and full of practical ideas. A must for every church wanting to work their way towards being dementia-friendly. (A4 landscape booklet, 48pp)

A joint publication with FIEP and MHA

I’d like you to know… - Sue Kennedy and Rodney Searle

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This booklet has been produced by Christians on Ageing as an aide-memoire for anyone who wishes to make life a…

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This booklet has been produced by Christians on Ageing as an aide-memoire for anyone who wishes to make life a little bit easier for those who may have to make decisions on their behalf in the future. This may be at a time of ill-health or ultimately after death which are not events anyone particularly wishes to contemplate but, if one can, this booklet will be a guide to the really valuable decisions to take. (A5 booklet 20pp)

Jubilee milestones 1982 - 2007 - Mannes Tidmarsh, Paula Francomb and Jo Kennedy

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Published to mark the 25th anniversary in 2007 of the Christian Council on Ageing (now Christians on Ageing),…

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Published to mark the 25th anniversary in 2007 of the Christian Council on Ageing (now Christians on Ageing), this publication looks back over the years since its inception and forward to its work in the 21st century. A useful source for anyone considering setting up a similar organisation elsewhere. (A5 booklet, 34pp)

Light comes with dawn: reflections on life's journey - Sister Joan Kerley

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This is a booklet made up of reflections on well-known stories from the Bible but seen from the…

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This is a booklet made up of reflections on well-known stories from the Bible but seen from the perspective of one of the participants. The questions attached to each reflection makes the book particularly suitable for both individuals and groups. (A5 booklet 36pp)

Light of faith: reflections on growing old - Bishop George Appleton

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The author begins by wishing that Jesus had lived to old age for the insights that he would…

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The author begins by wishing that Jesus had lived to old age for the insights that he would have brought to us on how to cope with the problems it brings and ends by assuring us of the enduring support of God. An endearing and helpful booklet (A5 booklet 15pp)

Love is the dream: Christian spirituality and ageing - Joan Kerley

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Sister Joan Kerley, an American who is on the Leadership team of her Congregation, the Franciscan Missionaries of…

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Sister Joan Kerley, an American who is on the Leadership team of her Congregation, the Franciscan Missionaries of St Joseph, has every qualification needed to write a booklet on this subject. Her writing challenges society’s perception of ‘older people’ and looks at their spiritual needs. (A5 booklet, 28pp)

People with dementia

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Published by Methodist Homes (MHA) in cooperation with Christians on Ageing, this set of four leaflets covers dementia friendly churches,…

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Published by Methodist Homes (MHA) in cooperation with Christians on Ageing, this set of four leaflets covers dementia friendly churches, spiritual care, visiting and worship when it involves those with dementia. To care for someone involves knowing something about them and this is especially so for those with dementia. These booklets aim to provide some of that knowledge so that appropriate actions can be taken. (A5 leaflets: 19pp, 19pp, 8pp, 8pp)

The Spirituality of Ageing

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One of Christians on Ageing’s best-selling publications, this booklet has recently been translated in Russian for distribution by…

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One of Christians on Ageing’s best-selling publications, this booklet has recently been translated in Russian for distribution by the Metroplitan Anthony of Sourozh Trust. Russian Orthodox Anthony of Sourozh was a master of the spiritual life whose writings are accessible to all. Writing out of deep pastoral experience he is excellent on coming to terms with the past, with the need to ‘be’ rather than ‘do’, and with the inevitability of death. (A5 booklet, 14pp)

Staying alive. Resuscitation: who decides? - Sister Maureen Murphy

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“Do you wish to be resuscitated?” Do we know what that means and fully understand the implications of…

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“Do you wish to be resuscitated?” Do we know what that means and fully understand the implications of our reply. This booklet aims to present a non-contentious, easily accessible guide to the facts so that, should the need arise, any patient can make an informed decision. (A5 booklet  20pp)

Thoughts for meditation and worship - one

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Pages of reflections originally published in plus, the quarterly journal of CCOA. A mixture of thoughts,short quotations, bible…

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Pages of reflections originally published in plus, the quarterly journal of CCOA. A mixture of thoughts,short quotations, bible passages, hymns and prayers, this is a useful resource for individual devotions and short services.  (A5 booklet, 48pp)

Thoughts for meditation and worship - two

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A second selection of items with a similar mix to the popular volume one with the addition of 4…

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A second selection of items with a similar mix to the popular volume one with the addition of 4 longer items on life changing conditions. Again all the pages have been centre spreads in plus and will have the same appeal and usefulness as the previous volume. (A5 booklet, 48pp)

Thoughts for meditation and worship - three

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Another addition to this series of booklets made up of centre pages from plus. This volume contains a…

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Another addition to this series of booklets made up of centre pages from plus. This volume contains a mixture of four-page items made up of reflections, quotations and bible passages for use at home or when short devotions are needed. (A5 booklet – 48pp)

Thoughts for meditation and worship - four

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A further addition to this series of booklets made up of centre pages from ‘plus’. As in volume…

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A further addition to this series of booklets made up of centre pages from ‘plus’. As in volume three these are a mixture of reflections with quotations and bible passages for use at home or when short devotions are needed(A5 booklet 48pp)

Thoughts for meditation and worship - five

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  The latest addition to this series of booklets is a further collection of reflections and other items…

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The latest addition to this series of booklets is a further collection of reflections and other items for personal use and for those times when a short devotion is needed. They were all first printed in plus, the quarterly magazine of Christians on Ageing (A5 booklet 48pp)

With grateful hearts

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This is a very readable and practical booklet about gratitude from the pen of Sister Maureen Murphy. Sister…

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This is a very readable and practical booklet about gratitude from the pen of Sister Maureen Murphy. Sister Maureen leads the Franciscan Missionaries of St Joseph, a Roman Catholic congregation of women with a world-wide remit to serve the poor and disadvantaged. She takes the reader through thoughts on the nature of gratitude which leads naturally into ways in which the reader may enumerate all that for which they need to give thanks. (A5  booklet 24pp)

Worship in Residential Care

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Christians in residential care can often feel isolated from church life. Others too need to hear God’s word….

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Christians in residential care can often feel isolated from church life. Others too need to hear God’s word. Before venturing into conducting worship services in care homes anyone would find the insight and wisdom of this booklet really helpful. Make your worship appropriate, meaningful and helpful by following the advice contained within its pages. (A5 booklet 28pp)

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