The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Hambledon

The place of our church is first and foremost to serve God. Our vision is to make our Lord known and reveal His love in our community and in His world. The church of St. Peter and St Paul has stood in Hambledon for 1000 years. Today the church plays an important part in village life. Part of our Mission is to reach out to our community, including those who may not necessarily come to church or are unable to attend for any reason.

10 November 2015
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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?

1.To provide a supportive and caring environment for people living with dementia and their carers, in order for them to worship.

2.  Ensure the church community has the opportunity to increase their awareness of the problems faced by people with dementia and their families.

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

The challenge will be to promote awareness and understanding throughout our congregation and community

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2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for the church community.

     Arrange dementia awareness session. Encourage staff team, PCC, pastoral care team, churchwardens and team to attend.  Invite congregation and villagers.

  • Explore the possibility of a tailor made training session.

    Worship, Spiritual and Pastoral care.  Ensure clergy, readers, pastoral care team, churchwardens, sides people and relevant others are well informed and feel confident to listen to and support people with dementia, their carers and families.  In the church and when visiting them in their home or Nursing Home.


  • The church as an information point.

     Liaise with local dementia groups to set up an information point in the church. Providing in-date leaflets and fact sheets, and contact details of relevant professional organisations in the area

  • Environmental audit of the church to be carried out

    Assess the church building for potential issues for people living with dementia.


  • Involve people with dementia, their families and carers.

    We will use the parish magazine to publish articles about our progress as a dementia friendly church. These articles will include a request for views and comments from those living with dementia and their families.  The church weekly sheet may also be used at appropriate times.

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