Our Christian Ethos Since starting in 1807 the Society has been providing Christian care. Pilgrims’ Friend Society is committed to: Fulfilled living for older people through the provision of care in our homes; Providing support and housing for independent living; and Inspiring, equipping and enabling churches and individuals who care for and work with older people in the community. Our history is immensely significant and we respect it by remaining committed to the Bible and guiding Christian principles of our predecessors that provided the foundation for our charitable work. You can find a brief explanation of our Christian ethos in our booklet "Statement of Christian Ethos with Doctrinal Statement", which you can download here. This sets out our Christian beliefs, the values that should characterise it and the practical consequences of both. The statement also provides a reference point for those responsible for producing and implementing the Society’s policies and procedures.