A creative way to bring ‘church’ to older people
in care homes, in churches and in the community
Making it easier for older people to gather for worship
Although many older people enjoy regular church services, for others church may not be so easy. The very old may find the service too long. For some, the music may be too loud. Those living in a care home might not be able to get to a service. Some older people might feel out of touch with church and feel nervous about going back. Others might never have gone to church in their lives, and feel it’s too late to start now.
Could you start a Messy Vintage group in your locality?
One lady left saying she felt lighter and had had a lovely afternoon. A group of ladies said they were going home happy today. [It’s] such a worthwhile and important ministry
Helper at a church Messy Vintage session
- It’s easy! You don’t need to be an expert – we help you get started with our downloadable helpful tips for running a Messy Vintage event and twelve ready-made session plans.
- Get your church involved. Perhaps you’d like to print off or download a leaflet about Messy Vintage to share with your church leader.
- See for yourself. On 3 November 2018 you can even attend a workshop at the National Anglican Fresh Expressions Conference (Blended Festival) hosted by the Diocese of Ely.
- Chat to us. If you would like to know more, email thegiftofyears [at] brf.org.uk (subject: Enquiry%20about%20Messy%20Vintage) . National Coordinator Katie Norman has years of experience and can offer support and guidance.