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Age UK Isle of Wight has partnered with local churches to welcome those with dementia, their carers, family and friends to a Dementia Friendly Christmas Carol Service this December. These shorter, informal and welcoming services are specifically designed with the needs of people living with dementia in mind, everyone is welcome.

Each offers accessible service booklets, traditional hymns and prayers, short readings and an address with time to socialise and meet other visitors. Newport, Brading and Ryde will be supported by a local primary school singing carols and there will be tea, coffee and mince pies after each service.

You can join a Dementia Friendly Christmas Carol service in:

  • Newport on Monday 10th December from 2.00pm at the Newport Congregational Church, Pyle Street, Newport, PO30 1UH
  • Brading on Wednesday 12th December from 1.30pm at St. Mary the Virgin Church, High Street, Brading, PO36 0ED
  • Ryde on Thursday 13th December from 2.00pm at St. John the Baptist Church, High Park Road, Ryde, PO33 1BP
  • Freshwater on Friday 14th December from 2.00pm at Freshwater Methodist Church, Brookside Road, Freshwater, PO40 9ER

To find out more about Dementia Friendly Church Services please contact Age UK Isle of Wight on (01983) 301337 or email:

Dementia Friendly Church Services are part of the BIG Lottery Funded Ageing Better Programme to create Age and Dementia Friendly Communities on the Isle of Wight.