Wendy Gleadle

Wendy Gleadle

Wendy Gleadle is a member of Chipping Campden Baptist Church, where she is an Anna Chaplain caring for the elderly and those living with dementia. She is studying for a BA in Theology, Evangelism and Mission with the Light College. Before retirement she was a Christian counsellor in North Devon.

Book review: Living with Alzheimer’s – a Love Story

18 August 2020Robin looks back over his marriage to Shoko, and describes with sensitivity how their relationship grew even deeper despite, and perhaps even because of, her Alzheimer’s. He gives a vivid and honest account of the countless challenges they had to face as her condition deteriorated and balances the anguish of the situation with their shared Christian faith. The book is written from such a personal viewpoint and lived experience that it is a more accessible read than a purely factual or medical…

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Ministering to the dying: A matter of life and death

17 February 2020“My only aim is to complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace” (Acts 20:24). These words of Paul were on my mind when I became a member of the pastoral team at the local hospice. I had assumed it would be part of my responsibility not only to express God’s love by listening and caring, but also by “testifying to the good news”. But I discovered that in a hospice setting evangelism is not part of the chaplaincy’s ethos. Indeed, the…

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