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Exploring God in Dementia: Theology, Spirituality and Personhood
Thu 11 May 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
Stop press: Dr Jennifer Bute joins dementia day
“The Bible comes alive in a new way when read from the perspective of someone with dementia. The Church can learn from people with dementia as well as encourage and grow their relationship with God,” says Dr Jennifer Bute, who will give an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to live with dementia at this study day for those in church ministry in the south west. Please book soon to avoid disappointment.
An ecumenical South West Regional Study Day for ministers, local preachers, Readers and church leaders
The aim of the day is to theologically reflect on what it means to minister to and with those who are living with the dementia. What might their expreience teach us about the personhood and love of God? How do we honour the memories and contributions of those who we love? A day of speakers and workshops, plus exhibitions and resources.
Key note speakers and workshop leaders include:
Dr Peter Kevern: Associate Professor in Values in Care, Staffordshire University
Dr Pia Matthews: Lecturer in theology, bioethics, medical law and healthcare chaplaincy at St Mary’s Twickenham
Ian Sherriff: Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia at Plymouth University and a board member of the Alzheimer’s Society nationally
Revd Dr Margaret Goodall: Former Chaplaincy Development Advisor with Methodist Homes for the Aged
Revd Canon Dr Joanna Collicutt: Oxford Diocesan Advisor for Spirual Care with older people and Intergenerational Worship
Dr Julia Teale and Dr Ruth Lamont: researchers at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH)
We will do our best to give delegates their preferred workshop choice but cannot guarantee to do so.
Lunch is included
There is an accessible entrance to the venue for people using wheelchairs to the right of the main entrance on Okehampton Street. There are no disability parking bays at the venue but there may be suitable spaces further down the street for those with parking permits. Inside the conference centre, lifts are provided.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The venue is very close to Exeter St Thomas's Railway Station, or 20 mins walk from Exeter St David’s Railway Station.
Buses from Matford Park & Ride Car Park, Exeter, stop close to the venue.
Parking is available by the shopping area close by (near Pizza Hut) or the nearest main centre car park is the Cathedral and Quay Car Park about 10 mins walk away.