Mission Statement “...by
seeking to serve those among whom we live and work”
The provision of pastoral care focuses on three main areas:
- immediate pastoral need such as illness; hospitalization; relationship
- care of the bereaved for the first year after the bereavement;
- on-going care of the housebound, the isolated and the elderly.
The organisation of pastoral care is shared by the Rector and
the Pastoralia Team.
This team meets
every Wednesday morning and discusses all three areas of Pastoral
Pastoral Team :
This team primarily cares for
the housebound, the isolated and the elderly.
THE PASTORAL OFFICES
WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS
The preparation of families for the
baptism of their children is co-ordinated by the Rev. Jim Fletcher and Wendy Stiddard.
Carole Harris co-ordinates the sidespeople for the baptism services
and sends out cards on the baptism anniversaries.
The wedding team comprises those who run
the annual wedding preparation weekend in February/March, the organists,
the flower co-ordinators and those who assist as sidespeople at wedding
Wedding Preparation Weekend organisers:
Barry and Chris Menzies
Wedding service sidesperson co-ordinator:
All Saints flower co-ordinator
St. Mary’s flower co-ordinator
Funerals are conducted by the Rector and the Readers / Licensed Lay Mnisters, who are qualified
for this ministry.
Funeral follow-up is co-ordinated by the Pastoralia Group.
An anniversary card is sent out by Chris Menzies, and there is an
annual service to commemorate departed loved ones held in the season