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.
“I was sick and you looked after me” (Matthew 25:36)
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 that offers this very important parish ministry, please contact us.
The purpose of our Prayer Circle is to offer pastoral care through prayer support for specific needs.
How does it work?
There is no need to give anything more than the name. If you wish to say more, the briefer, the better (e.g. health, relational, anxiety), but we prefer to pray for the person holistically, knowing that God alone understands all our needs. Give the name of the person needing prayer to Karel Lee or place a note in the Gathering Area box. Karel will then set the circle in motion so that all the members will pray. Any information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence. At no point will it be available to anyone outside the Prayer Circle.
You can contact Karel at 027 326 1014 or via email@example.com
Who will be praying for you?
The circle members are invited by the parish’s clergy team for a one-year appointment. Annually the Clergy will prayerfully consider the membership of the group, ensuring a mixture of experience, continuity and the provision of a new ministry opportunity for some… plus ensuring a sabbatical for those who are so good at praying without ceasing.