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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Peak District weekend – time out to learn more about ministry among those in later life

There are a few precious places still available for January 13–15, for a weekend course at Cliff College, Derbyshire, being led by Debbie Thrower. Book soon to avoid disappointment!

Here's praise for these Cliff College short-courses led in the past by Debbie on 'Ministry among older people – the Anna Chaplaincy approach':

'The weekend was inspirational and most enjoyable.'

'It was an excellent weekend.'

'The course was very informative and throughout there was plenty of time for discussion.'

'Debbie is an excellent speaker and very knowledgeable… with insights into this important and much-neglected ministry.'

'The opportunity to reflect on the work I do with older people has been useful, it’s particularly helpful to talk to others working in a similar area. Most training seems to be directed towards children/family/youth which can leave you feeling isolated if that’s not your area.'

Take a look at the further information on the course. Sessions include: why older people matter, the spirituality of ageing, cultivating good listening skills, knowing your own 'patch' and forging partnerships, as well as facing one's own mortality.

'I guarantee you go home with a new sense of the "adventure" of ageing as well as with tools to approach ministry with fresh optimism and feeling greatly encouraged,' said Debbie.

The cost of £145 includes all course materials, support and meals throughout your stay. Accommodation and breakfast at Cliff College for the duration of the course cost an additional £45; this can be booked separately following your confirmed course booking.


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