Join us in Bedford for a day of inspiring and encouraging Chrisitians to live well in later life.

We will begin the day hearing from God’s word and learning more about the work of Pilgrims’ Friend Society in supporting and caring for older people.

There will be two seminar sessions offering opportunities to hear more about ministering in care homes, supporting those living with dementia, visiting older people in their own homes and making the most of retirement.

We will close the day together hearing from our local care homes about the work they are doing, before finishing the day with prayer.



Alan Copeman

Alan Copeman, Chair of the Pilgrims’ Friend Society Board of Trustees will open the day.

Rev Martyn Hallett

Martyn Hallett has recently retired as pastor of Hope Church Goldington in Bedford and will deliver the keynote Bible talk.

Stephen Hammersley

Pilgrims’ Friend Society CEO Stephen Hammersley will deliver a speech on the spiritual nature of our work, explaining the ways in which a Christian approach ensures care and fulfilled living in later life.

Alexandra Davis

Pilgrims’ Friend Society’s Director of Marketing & Communications Alexandra Davis will chair a discussion with local home managers exploring the ways in which they help their residents to live fulfilled and fruitful lives.



Bearing Fruit in Care Homes

Stephen Hammersley leads a workshop with local homes managers on ministering with older people in a care home setting. This will include leading services and the impact that God’s word and Christian worship can have on people in care homes.

Bearing Fruit in Dementia

We look at how dementia is no obstacle to God and gives practical guidance to people caring for or ministering with people living with dementia. Speaker tbc.

Bearing Fruit in Visiting

Stephen Hammersley leads a workshop with locals speakers on how to visit older people well, both in their own homes and care homes.  The panel will provide real examples of care home residents being fruitful for the Lord as a result of visiting.

Bearing Fruit in Retirement

From her book ‘What’s Age got to do with it?’ Louise Morse shares how living out God’s purpose in later years brings ‘fruitfulness’ and fulfilment.


Practical Details

We will be operating an induction loop system and there are accessible toilets at the church

Teas and coffees will be available free of charge throughout the day.

We will not be providing lunch but you are very welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat at the church or, alternatively, there are local amenities close to the church.

There are parking spaces next to the church halls and a larger car park is available at Castle Newman School just a few yards along Goldington Road.

If you have any queries or special requirements please email [email protected] or ring 0300 303 1400.

If you can't join us in Bedford, we'd love to see you at our events in Swindon or Cuckfield.

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