Christians on Ageing is a Christian voice for older people
We work for a society in which older people are heard, supported and valued. Our activities aim to:
- collaborate with Christian and other agencies with similar visions
- inform and facilitate debate on issues of concern for older people
- celebrate the gifts and potential of later life
- influence policy-makers, service providers, paid carers and practitioners
We deliver these activities through conferences, publications, commentaries and informational resources, focusing on faith, spirituality and flourishing in later life.
Here’s our Annual Report 2021
Our vision and values
Christians on Ageing – official name Christian Council on Ageing – is a voluntary, national, ecumenical member-based organization. It is a resource to the Churches and to other bodies and individuals concerned with the needs, especially the spiritual needs, of all older people.
Christians on Ageing believes that the spiritual needs of older people are often not appreciated or met by the Churches, nor is the potential contribution that older people can make to the Churches being fully realised. It recognises the contribution that the Churches have made, and continue to make, in providing care and support for older people.
Christians on Ageing complements the activities of other voluntary agencies such as Faith in Older People, Anna Chaplaincy, and Age UK and the work of central and local government in health and social care.
Our current prime areas of interest and action
‘Cherished not forgotten’
Activities that relate to excluded older people for whom the church can play a role such as:
- in illness and disability
- for those in hospital, nursing or residential care
- those living with dementia and their carers
- the digitally, socially or economically disadvantaged;
- those who are isolated or lonely
- older prisoners
Mission and ministry in later life
Activities that inform/support those who contribute lay and ordained, by sharing information and good practice, and promoting training and vocation related to ministry with older people
Later life discipleship
Activities that contribute to:
- understanding older people’s spiritual growth and faith development
- promoting a positive image of older Christian’s spiritual roles as elders and mentors
- encouraging intergenerational learning
Here’s our Governing Document.