Creating Dementia-Friendly Churches at the heart of Dementia-Friendly Communities

Many people in our community are living with dementia, and we believe that churches can be a great place of support.

Our team of Dementia-Friendly Church Enablers work across the Lichfield Diocese area:
• Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin: Sarah Thorpe -
• Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent: Mike Bridgewater -
• Black Country: Su Parker -

They work to create dementia-friendly churches at the heart of dementia friendly communities.

October Dementia Friendly Churches Network Meetings

Book in to any by emailing

* Shrewsbury DFC Network Group: Thursday 10 October 2019 10am – 12 noon at 4 Woodlands Park, Shrewsbury, SY2 6JN

* Ellesmere and Oswestry DFC Network Group: Thursday 10 October 2019 from 4.00 – 5.30pm, at St Matthew’s Church, Criftins (also known as Dudleston Heath!) Ellesmere, SY129LN

* Wem, Whitchurch and Market Drayton DFC Network Group: Tuesday 15 October 2019 2-3:30pm at Christ Church, Buntingsdale Road Market Drayton TF9 1LT

* Telford, Wellington, Newport, Shifnal and Albrighton DFC Network Group: Tuesday 15 October 7.30-9pm, The Vicarage, 11A Manor Close, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9AJ

* Walsall 23rd October 10am to 12 noon. St Michael the Archangel, Leigh Road, Walsall

We are committed to support our churches:

  • As they embark on initial engagement as dementia-friendly churches;
  • As they continue to embed dementia-friendly church at the heart of their ministry;
  • As they extend their connections, working with local and national partners, accessing a wide range of resources.