new ministry among older people was launched in September 2021, led by the
Churches in Thatcham, called Vintage Adventure.
is Vintage Adventure?
a different way of doing church
Christ-centred worship with fun, fellowship and food
creative worship in which everyone can celebrate in comfort
touches all the senses
makes space for friendship
a ministry among older people
inclusive and dementia friendly
“…is based on Messy (Church) principles of
creativity, hospitality and celebration”
“…sets people free to be who God wants them
from Debbie Thrower (former BBC news broadcaster), Anna Chaplaincy Pioneer
comments from people who have attended our Vintage Adventure:
“It’s the best afternoon’s fun I’ve had for
“I came along on my own, not really knowing
what to expect and I’ve felt really welcome.”
are particularly mindful that many older people feel unable to return to formal
Sunday worship since the pandemic and others have enjoyed little social
interaction as a result of Covid restrictions. Some people are reconnecting
with their faith and others are simply curious about the Christian faith. At Vintage Adventure there is a place for
are assured of a warm welcome… and refreshments and homemade cakes!
do come along. Encourage others or invite your neighbours across Thatcham who
are young at heart to join us.