Live the Mission 2017/10

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    In 2016 the balance of ages in the UK population reached a tipping point. For the first me, there are now more people over the age of 60 than under the age of 18.

    The implications of this are far reaching, not just in terms of health, housing, pensions and the economy. There are implications for the church too. As Debbie Thrower, team leader of The Gift of Years within the BRF, says: “might there not be unexpected advantages to this phenomenon?... a purpose, a great harvest of wisdom? Let’s consider spiritual formation in later life.”

    This is why Anna Chaplains are ‘planting a flag for older people’. Turn to page 6 to find out more.

    Also inside this month are ideas for alternatives to Hallowe’en, ideas for Mission Action, and events across the Diocese.

    Have a good month.