During this time of uncertainty, I, Laura and others are available to offer support via the telephone. Unfortunately, we are unable to make face to face visits for the time being. Sadly, the Carers’ Group and the Easter Daytime Service have been cancelled and we have been advised from the Diocese that the church will be closed completely (even for private prayer).
We are continuing to meet on-line to pray for those people on the prayer diary during the week and wherever possible we will help with practical needs for those living alone or self-isolating.
Please use our Prayer line for any requests – email@example.com. This email account will be checked on a regular basis and we assure you of our prayer support.
It is really important that we all keep in touch with one another and I recommend you read the tips for looking after your mental health at this time. I look forward to resuming pastoral visits as soon as we are given permission to do so. In the meantime, be kind to yourself and know that our Lord is faithful and hears our prayers.
What do we do?
The paragraphs below have been left as they were before the crisis. We hope that, with God’s help, it won’t be too long before these words will again come to represent what we do and how we do it.
As a team, we seek to help others practically, emotionally and spiritually through prayer, listening, nurturing and offering practical support where appropriate. All conversations are treated with the utmost care and confidentiality.
We are available Monday to Thursday in the Quiet Room in the Junction; instead, Tracy or Laura could visit you at home if you prefer. If you would like to talk, please call the Church Office on 01923 282149 to make an appointment, or you could email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also co-ordinate:
Primetimers – A group which meets once a month for those in the prime of life. This is a social gathering in a Christian context with fun, fellowship and friendship.
The Bereavement Team – We provide visitors for anyone who has been bereaved. We also have a service once a year in the autumn specifically to remember the bereaved.
The Carers’ Support Group – This group meets once a month between 3:45 pm and 5:15pm on a Sunday. The group is for anyone who is in a caring role – for a partner, parent, child or a friend. It is a confidential, supportive space to talk and meet others in similar situations.
Special Daytime Services – 3 times a year at Easter, Harvest and Christmas we have a service during the day especially for people with dementia, memory problems or any additional needs, and for their family, carers and friends. This is a traditional service in relaxed and accessible surroundings and is followed by a sandwich lunch.
Can you help?
We are always seeking to attract Christian volunteers to support us in our work across a variety of activities, some of which are mentioned above. We would love to hear from you if you feel that this is something you could help with.