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Remembering God: Faith in a Time of Dementia

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St Benedict's Centre

52 Swan Street

West Malling

ME19 6JX

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When we can no longer remember God, will God remember us? And if so, how might we be called to respond?

The purpose of this day is to explore what it means to be a Christian at a time when the number of people living with dementia is rising rapidly.

The morning session will focus around our own and others’ stories of dementia: it will explore where hope is to be found amidst the loss and pain, and how churches may respond in ‘dementia-friendly’ action.

In the afternoon, the field of view will widen to consider the challenge that the experience of dementia brings to our understanding of God, salvation, sanctification and the Church; and what we may learn from it.

This one-day workshop is for clergy and lay ministers who are looking for tools to guide their prayer, thinking and ministry, and whose faith has been stirred or challenged by their encounter with people with dementia.

James Woodward

Principal of Sarum College and Coordinator for the Centre of Human Flourishing.

As a Practical Theologian James has focussed particularly on areas of health and healing, old age, the practice of theological reflection, and end of life care.

Julia Burton-Jones

Julia Burton-Jones is a Dementia Specialist Project Officer working within the Mission and Community Engagement team within the Dicoese of Rochester. Julia has a background in dementia education and carer/user involvement, having worked in this field since 1988.

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