We are especially aware that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may result in greater pastoral needs across the church family. We are also mindful of the hole in pastoral care left with James Clarke's retirement. With those factors in mind we are keen to promote and encourage pastoral care across the whole church family at this time. Please take time to read the document below:
We would like to offer you the opportunity to join a short course to help you process your experience of loss, grief and bereavement. At All Saints we now have an excellent course of six sessions called: The Bereavement Journey. You will meet in small groups, (led by facilitators not counsellors) watching videos and having time for discussion. Those who have recently been on the course have found it so valuable to meet with others and share their experiences in a safe place. They have learnt much that has brought comfort, reassurance and hope to their journeys. The course will be held in the Tiger Lounge on Wednesday mornings, 10.00 am to 11.45am, starting on Wednesday 9 June. Alternatively on Monday mornings from 14 June. You can sign up using the links below, or by contacting the church office:
Comfort my People - March 2021
God loves to speak words of comfort to his people. Isaiah chapter 40 is one part of the Bible where he does this most clearly. Antonia Easley has put together a series of short meditations on this chapter to help us know and experience God's comfort and care.
These small groups are the backbone of pastoral life the church where mutual care and practical support is offered. The church can feel big when we gather on a Sunday, but these groups can help us to feel more connected. Find out more about Connect Groups.
Supporting one Another
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, much of the regular pattern of pastoral care has been disrupted; visits to homes and hospital, the giving of communion at home, midweek groups and Sunday services have all been disrupted. Keeping in touch with one another is so vital at this time whether by phone, WhatsApp, email or a doorstep visit. Please consider who you could call today to encourage and pray for them...
The team meets weekly to pray for those in particular need or requiring additional support.
The team includes; Rev. Hugh Bourne, Carrie Britton, Antonia Easley, Lyn Hoyles and Rev. Stuart Silk.
Please do make contact with the pastoral team; either directly, via the church office, or using the pastoral line answer phone for non-urgent voice messages - 01444 487540.