Gas Green Baptist Church in Cheltenham is hosting two evenings on this subject, led by Rev. Iain Hoskins and Rev. Robert Pestell, who is Chaplain at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court.

This will be an opportunity to explore how we care for the older in age and manage dying so that people die well, with grace and dignity. The world in which we live is very much with the living while dying is still a ‘not to be talked about subject’. As Christians we believe in an assured future and therefore death is not an end but a beginning of the most exciting part of our relationship with our Lord. Pastoral carers need to continue to articulate the gaps and connections between ourselves and those we endeavour to serve through our listening and care. Do we ask our questions in a personal way as we struggle to connect the ‘head’ and the ‘heart’ as we work with older people, because it is that critical factor in the generation of imaginative pastoral care that could enable othersto come to the end of life more peacefully?

Unfortunately we didn’t have time to advertise the first session, on Monday 18th September, but there is a second session on Monday 25th September, from 7:30 – 9:00pm.

If you are interested please contact Iain Hoskins at