All Christians have a responsibility to care for one another and for those around them. The small-groups are the front line of pastoral care within the church community. Members support each other through the ups and downs of life. That is why we actively encourage everyone to belong to a small group. In the event of more serious needs arising then, with permission, the information is passed on to the Vicar and the pastoral team.
At the present time, our vision has not been fully realised and there is still a sizeable number of people who are not part of a small-group, however it is also understood that some people are not comfortable in that setting and for some, like the housebound, attending a group is usually not possible.
The Pastoral Team consists of both lay and ordained members. All of the lay members have received training in pastoral ministry and are CRB checked. Some have also received training in the healing ministry and meet together, weekly, specifically to offer prayer for healing. Prayer requests, which have been left in the church prayer area, are also included.
The role of the Pastoral Team is varied and consists of visiting and offering support to those going through a personal crisis, the house bound and, when requested, offering Holy Communion in people's homes. The team meet regularly to pray for those in need and support each other. They operate a policy of strict confidentiality and will only share information if permission has been given to do so.
- Stone Street
- TN17 3HA