Pastoral Care Team
For those going through a difficult time and would like some emotional, spiritual or physical help please let Gill Hannah or Clare Stacey know .
For various understandable reasons, many people find it difficult to reach out and ask for help but if you are aware of anyone who is struggling at the moment, please let us know. It could include for example, help with shopping, a home visit or merely a friendly chat on the phone. If we don’t know ,then it’s difficult to help.
We are part of the church family and have been DBS checked and have completed the Diocesan Safe Guarding Training.
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 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 'Blue Christmas ' 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.