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Pippa Cramer, MBE

An Occupational Therapist by background, Pippa specialised in Neurorehabilitation and Care of the Elderly within the NHS. She is now Pastoral Care and Seniors Minister at Holy Trinity Claygate, and has been running Connections, one of the largest church-based groups for seniors in the UK for over 12 years.
Pippa is passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus and loving and caring for older people. After much prayer, she came up with the idea of using well-loved hymns as a way of sharing the gospel in a gentle and accessible way with seniors, and the ‘Hymns We Love’ series was developed and launched in June last year. At the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020, Pippa saw the opportunity to use Hymns We Love on a free phone line to reach the hundreds of thousands of older people who were having to shield at home. The ‘Daily Hope’ was launched and continues to this day, a lifeline to older ones who are unable to access online material. In recognition of her work, Pippa was awarded the Alphege Award for Evangelism and Witness in 2021 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and she was also made an MBE in the New Year Honours list in 2022 for services to older and vulnerable people.