Here's your starter for ten. Do get in touch if you have suggestions for further content. Carpe diem...
Spotted online: a nonagenarian’s guide to combatting loneliness
90-year-old man writes tips to combat loneliness after losing his wife and sister, which soon become official parish guidelines, generating national coverage.
Original BBC footage here
More detail here
How the faith of retired people is helping transform lives
Tens of thousands of volunteers support social action projects in England run by churches, many of whom are retired people whose skills and experience are crucial to the success of this work. Six Church of England worshippers describe how they are involved in work ranging from street pastors groups to helping people in debt.
Read the blog here
Thursday 1 June, 10am-4pm
Connections Conference at Holy Trinity Church, Claygate KT10 0JP
Resourcing the local church for Seniors' Ministry
“Extraordinary ... I encourage you without hesitation to attend this conference”
- Justin Welby
Full details and booking here
'Ramblings' will return...
...in March 2017.
Click here for Bishop's Guidelines for Fees.
Your Clergy Retirement Officers are:
Canon Ann Philp - Officer for Wiltshire
01722 555178, firstname.lastname@example.org
Canon John Wood - Officer for Dorset
01305 268749, email@example.com