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Certificate in pastoral care of ageing people

Certificate in pastoral care of ageing people

"This is one of the best courses I have ever participated in. The knowledge and confidence I have gained far exceeds my expectations."

Module One of the popular Certificate in the Pastoral Care of Ageing People is facilitated by the Reverend Anne Russell-Brighty and is held in various locations each year.

Entitled ‘Walking on Holy Ground – introduction to nurturing the spirit in aged care’, these workshops are designed to encourage ministry development among lay and ordained Christians in the area of aged care. Key topics include how to minister to those who have moved to residential care complexes, to people in grief and those with special needs, and how to care for people with dementia and their loved ones.

The Certificate is awarded after completion of Modules One, Two and Three.

For details of this year’s courses, please email amyw@selwyncare.org.nz

For further information on the course content, contact Reverend Anne Russell-Brighty at anne.adrian@xtra.co.nz

The course director is the Reverend Anne Russell-Brighty, an Anglican deacon with a background in community work and ministry to the elderly.  Anne says:

“These experiential events aim to provide practical advice to those involved in ministering to older people in different settings and circumstances within our communities, in order to enhance their insight into the pastoral and spiritual care needs of the aged and, thus, improve the quality of their interactions with others.”


Feedback from previous attendees includes:

"I have enjoyed the 3 modules and have learnt a lot about Pastoral Care of Ageing people and would recommend it to others."

"I really appreciated the well prepared and well executed sessions which had a balance between listening and interactive activities. Anne is to be applauded on the excellent way these courses are run and the well researched material."

"The course encouraged me to stretch myself to attempt new ways of ministry."

"This is one of the best courses I have ever participated in. The knowledge and confidence I have gained far exceeds my expectations."

"I loved Anne as a teacher. She is such a gentle person."

"Highly recommend this course to all involved in pastoral care or any considering being part of this important field."