PASTORAL CARE

We take seriously the need to provide pastoral care for all ages – coming alongside people to provide support and care when life is tough. 

The pandemic has affected all of us in many different ways and we are here for you and would love to support you in whatever way we can.

Our Pastoral Care Team are here to come alongside anyone that is in need of a bit of TLC and our trained Pastoral Assistants can offer dedicated one to one support to those in need.

For more information on how we can suuport you please contact our Pastoral Care and Seniors Minister Pippa Cramer.

Pastoral support team

Our team includes Pastoral Assistants who have all completed the Guildford Diocesan foundation training course and are authorised in their role. They have also completed appropriate DBS and Safeguarding training.

The team is coordinated by Pastoral Care and Seniors Minister Pippa Cramer.

 

Pastoral support and care

The team offers support and care to those who are:

  • Experiencing mild mental health struggles – where appropriate linking them to professional support
  • Physically unwell and perhaps confined to home
  • Bereaved
  • In a caring role for a loved one
  • In hospital
  • Wanting home communion

Our regular activities

Being aware of pastoral needs and responding to them is at the heart of many of our existing activities. This includes our small groups, Connections ministry with seniors, Mums, Bumps and Babies, Walk and Talk for those early retired, and our bi-monthly Bereavement Café.

Many of these activities are currently on hold but please do contact us if you are in need of support.

Meals Ministry

At times the support needed is essentially practical for those really struggling. In this respect, our Meals Ministry helps those who are:

  • Living alone, with no other support, and not able to cook for themselves
  • Unwell or recovering from illness or surgery
  • New parents during the first weeks after delivery where extra help is needed