Pastoral care

ST JOHN’S CHURCH, RANMOOR

Pastoral Care

 

Aims The Pastoral Care Group aims to provide short term care and practical support to members of our church family, working alongside the extensive informal support which exists between members of the congregation. Currently there are 6 lay members and the vicar and curate.

Most of our work comes via the clergy, who are most likely to be aware of need, and this is the most effective route. However, any member of the group can be approached and concerns will be discussed and acted upon, informally and immediately if necessary. In all our work careful attention is given to data protection and confidentiality.

 What do we do?

 Short term care

 

Ongoing care and support

 

We meet every 4 – 6 weeks, in each others’ homes. We emphasise that care giving is voluntary and therefore ask volunteers for a commitment of no more than one year, to be followed by a review and opportunity to continue or not within the same or other role. We have annual suppers to thank volunteers and to review activities, challenges and relevant issues. There is an annual service of renewal and blessing for all members of the congregation who are involved in supporting others.