Pastoral Care

An important part of the Church’s ministry is responding to Christ’s call to “love one another” and to “love our neighbour” - responding to people’s needs within the church family and the community.

Every one of us can be a support to others at different times, but there are also times when someone may appreciate a visit from the church’s pastoral team. Members of the pastoral team include our clergy and authorized Pastoral Assistants.

Our pastoral care includes visiting those who are unwell or in hospital; taking Holy Communion to people who are housebound or recovering from illness; visiting the recently bereaved; supporting, in whatever way we can, those who are going through difficult times, or who simply need a listening ear.

The annual Memorial Service is an opportunity for those who have been bereaved and who value a special service where they can remember and give thanks for their loved one, and many people appreciate the informal and welcoming tea held after the service.

The opportunity to meet up with others and to catch up over a cuppa is much appreciated by those who come along to our Wednesday morning Coffee Cup at St James, from 10.30-11.30am, during school term-times, and we also hold occasional events for older members of our community, such as a Sunday Afternoon Tea.