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Seniors’ Ministry

“One generation shall commend your works to another.” (Psalm 145:4-7) 

Seniors’ – or older adult – ministry focuses on ministry to, with and by older adults. It identifies the need or calling of an older adult in the life of the Church, equipping and supporting them in a fuller life with God. 

It is a ministry that honours the mature lives that have experienced God’s love, and respects and honours lives well lived in God. The biblical challenge to serve seniors is clear. 

“Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.” (Psalm 71:18 NIV) 

“They will still bear fruit in old age; they will stay fresh and green.” (Psalm 92:14 NIV) 


Seniors' Ministry Facebook page

Created and supported by the Bishop’s Committee on Healing Ministries to give focus on seniors’ ministry. A resource of ideas, local and international examples of simple innovation and acts of care in this ministry. 

Anna Chaplaincy

Offering spiritual care in later life. A rich resource offering ways to support older people emotionally and spiritually, equipping churches for effective ministry.

Alice Fryling – Aging Faithfully podcast

A Renovaré podcast with Nathan Forster, author of Aging Faithfully: The Holy Invitation to Growing Older (31 minutes)

Learning from the Pandemic: Care for the Seniors

A video conversation from the Bishop’s Committee on Healing Ministries

Seven questions every church should ask

An article from the Anglican Journal, Jan. 9, 2021

Serving the common good

An article from the Anglican Journal, May 9, 2019

In Sure and Certain Hope

Resources to assist pastoral and theological approaches to medical assistance in dying

Let's talk about death

An article from the Anglican Journal, Nov. 17, 2014

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the Rev. Canon Joanne Davies

Chair, Bishop’s Committee on Healing Ministries