Faith Long Lived: An Ecumenical Study of Experiences of Saying Creeds among Older Christians

Project Details


The Faith Long Lived project investigates empirically and theoretically the experience of saying creeds in the context of Christian worship in some of the local faith communities in the Roehampton area. Rather than exploring what 'older Christians' might or might not know about the history and doctrines surrounding the creeds, and the role creeds might play in the broader life of the church, our primary research focus is what it feels like for individuals to say the creeds and what meaning this has for them over the course of a long life of faith.

As part of the project, the following external speakers will present papers in relation to the main themes of the project at the seminars of the Research Group in Theology, Religion and Practice (RGTRP):

1. Professor Abby Day (Goldsmiths): 'This is what Christ commanded: belief and behaviour amongst older laywomen'.
2. Professor Rowan Williams (Cambridge)
3. Professor David F. Ford (Cambridge): 'Rereading and Reciting; Identity and Presence: Sixty Years of Experiencing Creed, Liturgy, and the Bible'.
Short titleFaith Long Lived
StatusNot started
Effective start/end date1/01/221/07/23


  • Southlands Methodist Trust: £29,999.00