Being God’s Love for One Another
“I was sick and you looked after me” (Matthew 25:36)
There are lots of opportunities to get plugged into the wider life of St Aidan’s. Pastoral care is the ministry of caring and giving provided by pastors and other parish leaders to members of the congregation with a focus on healing, reconciling, guiding and sustaining. Listed below are some of the ways our team provides pastoral care.
Do you know of someone who is on bed rest, can no longer make it to church or just needs a friendly phone call? Ask them if they would like someone from our pastoral care team to give them a buzz…
Home Visiting and Communion:
An important part of pastoral care at St Aidan’s is home visiting. This is done both by staff and a small team of parishioners. Sometimes this is to serve communion, other times it is to offer a listening ear to a valued friend and usually, it involves a cup of tea! If you would like to receive home communion or would value a visit – or you would like to be part of the team which offers this very important parish ministry, please contact us.
Would you like to be visited in the hospital or at home? Please speak to the clergy or contact the office if you would welcome a visit.
Our prayer Prayer Circle offers pastoral care, through prayer support, for those with specific needs. There is no need for anything more than the name; if you wish to say more, the briefer the better (e.g. health/relational/anxiety) but we really do prefer to pray for the person holistically, knowing that God alone understands all our needs. You can pass on the name of the person needing prayer to Anna Brown and she will then set the circle in motion.
St Aidan’s has a frozen meal ministry to help parishioners and our wider community in times of need with a meal or two, or some baking. We have aluminium food boxes to store meals, such as a pasta, rice or meat dish. Ice cream containers can be used for baking such as muffins or a slice.
Can you help keep our freezer well-stocked? If so, thank you for your support for this ministry. If you are in need of a meal or would like aluminium food boxes to make some meals then please contact the office.
You can print these forms, complete them and either email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or come in and drop them off. The office also holds hard copies of them all.
Emergency Contact Details – For those living alone
Privacy Act – This needs completing for us to store your details
Giving to St Aidan’s Parish – It is through financial giving that we are able to provide pastoral services
Pastoral Care Form – General enquiries and updating details
Able to Help?
Would you like to join our Pastoral Care Team? We would love to hear from you. If you would like to know more, please fill out the form below or contact Louise.