Pastoral care is a high priority within our St George & St Paul church family and there are various ways in which you can access support, depending on your circumstances and needs.
Much pastoral care is shown in our through the friendships and relationships which people have, personally, in small groups and serving together on ministry teams. This is one of the reasons that we encourage every member of our church to be involved in a small group.
However for all of us there are times when some additional help or special confidential pastoral support is needed. Below are several options for you to consider:
We have trained prayer team members available on Sundays at our 10.45 service and at various other services (such as Refresh and Soul Sisters) to confidentially pray for you or for someone you care about. You may have a specific request or would like a prayer of blessing or refreshing for the coming week. Nothing is too big or small for God to care about. Read about Noreen's experience of our prayer team here.
Pastoral Team visits
The Clergy and Pastoral Team share in visiting the sick, lonely, bereaved and anyone in general need of a confidential listening ear and prayer. The team members are appointed by the Vicar, have undertaken the Diocesan Lay Pastoral training course (in addition to any other experience and training courses they have been on such as the Acorn ‘Learning to Listen’ course) and visit on behalf of the church.
If you would like a pastoral visit or know someone who needs one, please phone our Pastoral Coordinator, Helen White, or contact one of the clergy team to arrange a visit. Some team-members also assist the clergy by bringing Communion to the sick at home or in a residential home. Again if you have need of Communion at home or know anyone else who does, please contact the Church Office.