Seniors

Seniors

Who are Seniors?

Seniors are a vital part of our church; they bring wisdom and experience to the church family. It is our aim to support them in feeling valued and loved and to thrive in their relationship with God, family and friends.  We hope to equip them to persevere through the challenges of later life.

The Seniors Team

Our friendly Seniors team – Carol Upton, Rachel Barrett and Tracey Daw

Covid 19 has encouraged us to find different ways to support our seniors . As well as  helping them to access online services, meetings and newsletters, we have found different ways of encouraging them throughout this challenging season.

Some of our seniors have found this an isolating time.  We are currently running friendly weekly meet-ups in local gardens throughout May to help folk reconnect again. If you fancy meeting up with a few friends for a covid friendly cuppa & chat please contact the church office on: 0116 270 4101 (You need to book as we have limited spaces).

As restrictions are lifted, we are looking to provide a wider range of activities for our seniors to engage with, such as walks and a book group. Watch this space!

If you need further information about anything,  please contact any of the above or the church office.

New Life

New Life is a group for people of retirement age. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the church building from 12.45. The meeting begins with a time to chat together and eat the packed lunch we have brought.  We then enjoy listening to a Christian speaker or presentation.

We occasionally arrange meals and days out, and this year there is the opportunity to go on a group holiday to Grange-over-Sands – click here for more information.

A ‘Covid friendly’ New Life is re-starting on Tuesday 1st June at 12.45.

If you would like further information, please contact the church office.

New Life leaders Trevor and Jane King

Some photo’s from ‘covid-friendly’ New Life:

 

Knighton Homes

Some of our seniors live locally at Knighton Homes, just five minutes’ walk from the church. You can read about it here.

Others live at Pilgrim Homes or Pilgrim Gardens.