Pastoral Care Team
From our Parish Vision Day in 2019 we identified that some work was needed on improving our pastoral care and communication between church members.
We are currently looking to recruit a team of volunteers who can offer the following: making a telephone call, can offer lifts to hospital appointments, provide hot meals on an ad hoc basis and pastoral care visits. Volunteers must comply with our safer recruitment policies and be prepared to undergo a DBS check and undertake safeguarding training if required. If you know anyone who would appreciate a home visit or a telephone call please do get in touch.
Our pastoral care coordinator: Anna can be contacted on 01332 551144.
Sunday Prayers: You may have heard names being read out on a Sunday morning and wondered how do I get a name on the list? Please get in touch with Joan 550019 or any member of the Ministry Team to refer a name or self-refer.
Prayer Circle : If you or someone you know needs prayer for anything please contact one of the prayer circle volunteers and they will form a circle of prayer with others. This is completely confidential. Prayer circle members contact no's can be located in the bulletin and in the church newsletter.
Whether or not the funeral took place at St Nick's, we are here for you. Many people feel the after effects of a significant bereavement long after the funeral took place. This can manifest itself in different ways, feeling isolated or lonely, not feeling able to look ahead to the future or struggling to find things to look forward to. Our bodies may exhibit physical reactions to grief, you can't shake off a cold or you seem to pick up every bug going - it's really important to get your health checked out by a medical professional if this is the case. You might be wondering what life is all about or thinking about engaging in patterns of addictive and dependent behaviours which you wouldn't normally engage in, this might include gambling or drinking to excess.
We can support you primarily through prayer - we have a confidential prayer network and we do really trust and believe that prayer transforms lives.
We can also help to signpost you to organisations that can offer support and advice. St Nick's hosts a monthly coffee and chat group where you can share a cuppa in company and there are other churches in the local area who also host regular social activities and events.
If the funeral was held at St Nick's you will be invited to our annual 'In Loving Memory' service, a special afternoon service when we remember those whom we have loved and see no longer. You will be invited to bring a flower in memory of a loved one.