Jesus described himself as 'The Good Shepherd', one who cares for his followers and searches for those who are lost or in trouble.
Our pastoral team, trained in pastoral care under the Priest-in-Charge’s leadership, are available to visit anyone needing help, or simply to listen or perhaps pray with them.
Anyone facing sickness or bereavement, at a time of crisis, or in times of special joy, such as the birth of a baby, are welcome to a visit, no matter what the situation. They are very pleased to visit any newcomers who want to know more about the church. We also support the work of tastelife, a charity that offers hope for those suffering with eating disorders, and help for their supporters, through an eight-session community course.
PRAYER ON SUNDAYS
We have dedicated prayer teams who are on hand to pray at each service, each Sunday. They're there for everyone, so whether you're prompted to ask them to pray with you following the talk, or just have something on your mind that you'd like to pray through with someone, do ask them and they'd be very willing to!
We realise that praying with others can sometimes be daunting so we have a box at the back of church that collects requests each Sunday. If there's something you'd like prayer for, and would feel more comfortable writing it down for our prayer team to read and pray for later, please do!
Prayer is not just for Sundays! All are welcome to join us at our midweek prayer gatherings in church at 9am, and on Wednesdays for Holy Communion at 9.15am. We also meet in homes at 7am (prayer gathering) and 9am (centering prayer) on Thursdays and at 7.30pm on Fridays; please contact the Church Office for venue details.
This gentle form of extended prayer helps people to deal with emotional pain, resulting in the healing of past wounds and hurts. It encourages them to engage with the process of forgiveness and enables them to deepen and improve their connection with Father, Son & Holy Spirit. For further details or to book an appointment, please contact the Church Office.