Who We Are
Founded in 1807 as “The Aged Pilgrims’ Friend Society” and originally set-up to provide grants and pensions to needy elderly Christians, our ministry has grown so that we now have 16 schemes throughout England, providing a range of services for older people, from sheltered housing through to nursing and dementia care, as well as home-leave accommodation for missionary families.
You can read more about what we provide in How We Care, and detailed information about our schemes can be found in Our Locations.
We also provide other resources to Christians, including a range of books and other publications, conference seminars and our own conferences each year.
The Pilgrims’ Friend Society group charity now incorporates Pilgrim Homes and six other, smaller charities.
All our schemes are well-known for their Christian character, and all are managed on Christian principles. All our senior staff fully agree with our Doctrinal Basis, which we explain in the booklet, ‘This We Believe’.
The ten homes and housing schemes in the “Pilgrim Homes” part of the group are provided for older people, and Christians only, but charities within the wider group can also provide some places for non-Christians. The Redbourn Missionary Trust additionally has accommodation for missionaries on “home leave”, along with their families.