Supporting and caring for one another.
The church never closes because the church is the community of people and we are able to keep in touch with one another and support one another throughout this crisis.
During this time please keep in touch with your church friends and neighbours you know by phone and encourage each other. Perhaps you could set up a small group – 3 or 4 – if not already set up- of your closest friends in the church community – to phone each other regularly, have a good chat, pray together on the phone, share positive messages etc.. Those who are members already of small groups or house groups could also make similar arrangements amongst themselves.
Please let us know if you would like to receive a regular check-in phone call from one of our clergy or pastoral care team. Contact us here.
We have a team of 20 people including our priests who are already experienced in listening and support ministry and all DBS checked etc
Our dedicated pastoral care phone line is no longer in use – instead call the Parish Office on 0118 9792797 or one of the clergy.
As a church, we are in frequent contact with other churches and other charities and statutory agencies in the Borough. We can signpost you to sources of practical help or specific advice if you are stuck.
Sadly, of course, it will not be possible for the clergy or pastoral care teams to make personal pastoral visits during this emergency. The phone will be a great help.
Practical support for people and families self-isolating, and if schools close, is also a concern for us as a church community. The clergy are in touch with other churches and with community bodies including the local council and other agencies.
From 6th September there will be 8am Holy Communion and 10am Parish Communion services every Sunday in church and 11.30am Family Services every Sunday in church. Registration for all services is desirable but especially essential for Family Services. Parish Communion services will be live-streamed to our YouTube channel for those not able to attend.