Pastoral Care


For all churches, pastoral care ought to be one of the most important and well supported areas of ministry.  Here at St Bartholomew's and St Christopher's we place a high priority on Christ's command to love our neighbours.

'For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.'

(Matthew 25:35-36)

Pastoral care is something to be lived-out by all members of the church, and for the benefit of all people in the community, regardless of whether they are church members.  However there are a number of those in our churches who feel particularly called to this work, and who are trained and sent out into the field of pastoral care.  These are both our clergy and our Pastoral Assistants.

Many of those engaged in pastoral work can be found serving in this ministry to all ages, whether they are sick, housebound, elderly, bereaved or facing any other of life's difficulties.  God has called us to love one another.