Memory Worship - Worship for those with and without dementia

Date: December 2018

Memory Worship - Worship for those with and without dementia

Memory Worship is a new service that has been created to support the spiritual needs of people living with dementia.  This short service takes a regular pattern of welcome - singing well-known hymns, listening to a familiar passage of scripture, followed by a brief talk, prayers then saying the Lord’s Prayer together.  Dementia can leave sufferers and their carers feeling isolated – we understand how this can feel and our dementia friends trained team can offer support and help. 

Memory Worship services take place from 2-4 pm at Thorpe Bay Methodist Church, The Broadway, on the first Monday of each month and at Wesley Methodist Church in Elm Road, Leigh on the third Monday of each month.  The idea behind this type of service is to provide a safe area for all those with or without dementia to come together to experience a time of worship and prayer, sing songs, chat and much more.  After the service we provide tasty treats and drinks for all to enjoy and we then host fun activities and simple crafts.  We believe it’s vital to recognize people’s faith at all levels, even if they can no longer express this verbally and to provide a caring environment where they can approach God, worship and praise him within a friendly community.

Memory Worship this Christmas

Join us at Thorpe Bay for our next service which will be themed around Christmas on Monday 3rd December from 2-4 pm.

Traditional Christmas Services

Come along to Thorpe Bay’s Nativity service at 10 am and Carol service at 6 pm - both on 16th, our Christmas Eve communion at 11.30 pm and our Christmas Day Celebration service at 9.30 am.  We have lots more going on so please check out our website www.tbmchurch.org for more details. 

More information contact:

Angela Merenda - Thorpe Bay Methodist Church - 01702 217560

Julie Peek – Wesley Methodist Church – 01702 479804

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