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Our Faith

At Silver Cord, the Christian faith is central to who we are and what we do.

We believe that every person has unique value and must be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. We believe in a God who is wholly relational and that he created people in his likeness with an intrinsic need for connection with others and himself.

We seek to positively address the loneliness pandemic in the UK, in part by releasing the often-untapped potential of older people in the Church as befrienders. We are committed to pursuing this through gospel-centred partnerships with local churches and recovering God’s vision for intergenerational community life.

Psalm 68 says ‘God places the lonely in families’. We want to cheer on local churches to respond with pastoral sensitivity to the damaging effects of social exclusion by creating spaces in which everyone can belong, make friends and have the opportunity to understand how much God loves them.

And we have a particular passion to respond to society’s inherent ageism and the marginalisation of the oldest, often frailest, members of society, by restoring biblical honour - speaking hope and value into the ageing process.