Faith for life: Memory, Worship and Dementia

Date: 14 October 2019 – 9 November 2019
Location: Campbelltown, Sydney CBD, Turramurra
Type: Speaking Tour / Conference

Join international guest speaker Professor John Swinton PhD. B.D. RNM. RNMH as he explores Memory, Worship and Dementia.

HammondCare and Faith for life partners Bible Society Australia are excited to invite you to join us as we explore what it means for people living with dementia to worship God and engage with His Word. We will consider the unique role that music plays, as well as how to utilise space, to assist in facilitating faith activities for people with dementia. Practical guidance will be shared to help put these ideas into practice. The Faith for life biblical resources for people with dementia will also be available for purchase on the day.

Keynote Presenter

Professor John Swinton, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

In addition to his work in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care, John is an ordained minister, who for more than a decade worked as a registered mental health nurse. John is the author of a number of books and publications exploring dementia, mental health and disability and is the series editor for the highly regarded Faith for life series, a one-of-a-kind faith resource for people living with dementia.

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Seminar Chair

Reverend Andrew Nixon

Andrew will chair the seminars and will introduce a number of experienced HammondCare staff who are highly skilled in dementia care. He heads up a team of dedicated Pastoral Care Coordinators and over 1000 volunteers, and was a part of the joint HammondCare and Bible Society Australia team who developed the Faith for life resources.

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Other guests

Specialist consultants from the HammondCare Dementia Centre will be joining us to share their expertise and insights into relating with loved ones who have dementia. Experienced HammondCare Pastoral Care Coordinators will also be sharing practical guidance for providing pastoral care and using the highly regarded Faith for life Bible resources.


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Remember, spaces are limited so book your tickets now. 


Turramurra: St James Church, Turramurra

14 October, 9:15am – 11:45am



Campbelltown: Campbelltown Baptist Church

19 October, 2:15pm – 4:45pm

Registration includes catered Afternoon Tea

$15 (Inc. GST)

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Sydney CBD: St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney CBD

9 November, 2:15pm – 4:45pm

Registration includes catered Afternoon Tea

$15 (Inc. GST)

Spaces are limited so book your tickets now

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