Dementia-Friendly Churches

You may remember in a previous edition of Nidd Valley News that Wesley Chapel had invited two speakers, Rev. Dr Albert Jewell and Rev. Gaynor Hammond, to help us understand more about dementia and consider the opportunities, benefits and challenges of seeking to respond to the needs of individuals and their families, directly or indirectly, affected by dementia.  

Following on from this the congregation at Wesley Chapel is seeking to gain help to start activities in support of people living directly and indirectly with dementia.  A meeting of interested people is to be arranged with the help of Dementia Forward after which it is hoped that a steering group will be established to move things forward. If you are interested please contact Les Sudron (Senior Steward). Telephone 01423 797406, or e-mail

Les Sudron