At Pilgrims' Friend Society, we develop communities where Christian worship, prayer and support are a core part of daily life.

Our Christian faith guides our care for the elderly

Everything we do to enable the elderly to thrive is defined, guided and inspired by our Christian faith and the principles on which our predecessors founded our charitable work.

Our Christian background is at the heart of both our values and our actions, as set out in our full Statement of Christian Ethos & Doctrine.

Some of our homes are only available to protestant Christians who have a personal testimony consistent with our basis of faith, others are open to people who are sympathetic to the Christian faith. To be really comfortable in a Pilgrims' Friend Society home you will want to live in a place where Christian worship and support are at the heart of life together.

Find out whether our homes are right for you.


The principal objectives of the Society are:

  • The advancement of the Christian faith
  • The relief of poverty, sickness, disablement, old age and infirmity for the public benefit to the glory of God
  • The provision of housing and care for needy Protestant Christians over 60 years of age
  • The provision of accommodation for retired Christian missionaries or those on leave or undergoing a period of training in this country between terms of service abroad

Read more about why we exist.

Christian leadership

In accordance with employment legislation and in order to maintain the Christian ethos of the Society, it is an Occupational Requirement for all management staff as set out in the Society’s Senior Staff Appointments policy to be committed Christians.

We expect all of our staff colleagues to act in ways that reflect our Christian understanding that all people are made in the image of God, whatever their mental, emotional or physical condition

Read about the impact of our Christian leadership.   Check our jobs page to find a vacancy.