Exploring God in Dementia: Theology, 

Spirituality and Personhood

Dementia conference

Ecumenical Study Day on Thursday 11 May 2017 from 10am - 4pm.

“The Bible comes alive in a new way when read from the perspective of someone with dementia. The Church can learn from people with dementia as well as encourage and grow their relationship with God,” says Dr Jennifer Bute, who will give an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to live with dementia at this study day.

The aim of the day is to theologically reflect on what it means to minister to and with those who are living with the dementia. What might their expreience teach us about the personhood and love of God? How do we honour the memories and contributions of those who we love? A day of speakers and workshops, plus exhibitions and resources.

Key note speakers and workshop leaders include:

  • Dr Peter Kevern: Associate Professor in Values in Care, Staffordshire University
  • Dr Pia Matthews: Lecturer in theology, bioethics, medical law and healthcare chaplaincy at St Mary’s Twickenham
  • Ian Sherriff: Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia at Plymouth University and a board member of the Alzheimer’s Society nationally
  • Revd Dr Margaret Goodall: Former Chaplaincy Development Advisor with Methodist Homes for the Aged
  • Revd Canon Dr Joanna Collicutt: Oxford Diocesan Advisor for Spirual Care with older people and Intergenerational Worship
  • Dr Julia Teale and Dr Ruth Lamont: researchers at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH)


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Click here for information and programme for the day

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