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St. Andrew’s Church, Hornchurch

The Church of St Andrew’s is a vibrant,12 century, Church of England Parish Church, serving the people of Hornchurch. Together with it’s two daughter churches St. Georges & St. Matthew. we offer both traditional and modern day contemporary worship to suit everybody’s taste. The churches offers a warm welcome to everyone who passes through the doors, wether this is to come to a service on Sunday, join in midweek groups, celebrate the birth of a child, unite a couple in marriage, support the bereaved or for any other reason, St. Andrew’s is the heart of Hornchurch and is a church for the people run by the people.

19 November 2014
Faith Groups
Local Alliances:
Havering Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

To work in partnership with local people with dementia and their cares

To Give mutual Spiritual support, where needed to local people with dementia in their own homes or Care homes

To influence and contribute to the public accountability process in the local area by holding a dementia friendly church service on a monthly basis.

To offer training on dementia awareness to Pastoral Visiting volunteers. and other church members.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

  1. An effective way to communicate, to the church and wider community working with people with dementia, and catering for their spiritual needs.  
  2. Resources, educating enough suitable volunteers in the church community, on the issue of dementia to help deliver the ministry.
  3. Long term sustainability



2. Actions

  • A monthly church service for people with dementia, their family and friends

    Provide a monthly church service specifically for people with dementia, their family and frinds.


    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Providing education on the issues of dementia to pastoral visitors and others who may be involved with befriending people with dementia

    Training events on a regular basis


    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Spiritual support and care for people with dementia, their carers/family

    Having a chaplain trained in dementia awareness available to visit people in their own homes and care homes to give spiritual care and support at a time of need.

    Being implemented

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member