Pastoral care happens all over the parish by congregation members one to another and to neighbours, and through our Small Group network, but sometimes there are particular pastoral needs that we need a coordinated approach to such as; transition from home to resthome care, sickness or hospitalisation, increasing frailty, family difficulties, bereavements, anxiety. In such cases we urge you to contact the priest responsible for your congregation, or Reverend Lynda Wards so we can ensure adequate support in these challenging times.
- Crisis care - Priest or lay minister responsible for your congregation or Rev Lynda Wards.
- Regular visiting or phone call - We have a team of parish pastoral visitors. Let us know if you would like a visit or a regular call. Contact Reverend Lynda Wards.
- Home communion - Priest responsible for your congregation or Rev Lynda Wards.
- Emergency Meals - Parish Office or Rev Lynda Wards.
- Welfare Needs - Rev Julie Rokotakala.
- Healing prayer and Anointing with oil - It is our privilege to pray with and anoint those in need of healing or nearing the end of their lives. Please contact the office if you would like someone to visit and pray in this way for you or a loved one.
- House blessings - Contact the office
- Room Blessings after a death - Contact the office
- Pastoral services - Any of our priests (and deacons in some circumstances) would be willing to officiate at a funeral or at other pastoral services marking anniversaries, losses such as miscarriage or divorce, or new beginnings - Thanksgiving for the gift of a child, Baptism, Marriage. In some cases there are conditions on the services we can offer because we are an Anglican Church. Contact the Office for details.
- Prayer Quilts - The ministry of providing and praying with Prayer quilts is the work of our Prayers and Squares group in partnership with our congregations who join in praying for the person for whom the quilt has been made. Prayer quilts may be requested by anyone for anyone who has particular need to know the love and care of God and the church. Requests to Rev Barbara Bonifant.