Unlike many organisations our Churches actively seek to benefit both members and non-members. It is part of our role in the community to offer emotional support and listening ear.
This ‘pastoral care’ happens both on a structured and an unstructured basis.
Some of our leadership team, such as the elders, have responsibility for visiting members and other regular attenders, usually four times a year (before Communion). The minister also visits people for specific reasons such as for preparing for Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals.
The minister also likes to visit in a more informal way to get to know folk in the parishes and provide information about the churches – however this is a challenging task with two parish and a limited amount of time in a week!
If you or someone you know could do with a visit ¬– a chance to talk some things through, perhaps you have specific questions or issues or maybe you could just use a sounding board – we can arrange a chat over a cuppa, either at home or meeting in a café or at the church.
You may have times when you are struggling with spiritual or emotional concerns, the minister is happy to come and visit – and you may also find some of the church activities helpful, including home group, Bible Studies, courses, and other social events. Please get in touch if you would like to know about what activities are taking place in the churches or head to the Events page.
You are welcome to request one from any elder, or from the minister.
The minister also visits those in hospital but please note that unless he is specifically told that someone has been admitted he has no way of finding out if people from the churches or villages have been admitted. So if you know of someone who is hospital and could use a visit from the minister please get in touch and let him know. Also if someone who appreciates getting visits from the minister and has subsequently got home feel free to relate this to the minister so he can arrange to meet them at home.