Pastoral Care At Christ Church


Pastoral

 The pastoral team and many others try to ensure
 that members of Christ Church feel supported by
 offering loving, Godly service in a number of ways.

 Visits and encouragement: to ensure that members
 feel part of the fellowship our pastoral team will visit
 to talk about any aspect of church life and faith, or to
 support you through life’s ups and downs.

 Illness: if you are ill or have to go into hospital please
 let us know so that we can keep in touch with the
hospital chaplain and arrange a visit.

Elderly: we have 2 groups which support the older person. We also run a ‘holiday
at home’ club during the summer.

Home Communion: we can bring Holy Communion to your home if you are unable
to come to church for whatever reason.

Bereavement support: we support those bereaved in different ways, including
through a monthly support group which meets at Church.

Drop-in: a weekly group meets to support women with enduring mental health needs.

Transport: We are always looking for drivers so that we can provide lifts to the GP,
hospital, and sometimes lifts to church. If you can offer occasional lifts or need
transport yourself do contact us.

Welcoming and nurturing: It is the aim of the pastoral team that no-one should
be overlooked and so we invite newcomers to regular welcome events - in addition,
once you have got to know us you may want to work with the welcome team to
greet, welcome and help others settle in!

Prayer network: We believe that God answers prayer, so let us know if you have
immediate issues of concern which can be shared confidentially within our prayer
network. It is an email network and we sent out over 200 prayer requests in the last year.

Hope: Our monthly support group for those who are parenting alone for whatever
reason. It meets once a month on a Saturday for a shared tea, games for children
and prayer support/quiet time for parents.

Meals Ministry: We have freezer well stocked with home cooked meals for when
shopping and cooking are difficult - perhaps after coming out of hospital, or for
families with new a baby. We can deliver meals to help out - if you'd like to
contribute by cooking the occasional single portion meal let us know!

Contact us for further information or support

Our Pastoral Team includes three Southwark Pastoral Auxiliaries (SPAs) who have
completed 2 years of training in pastoral care. We work together but our particular
areas of involvement are shown in brackets.

Pastoral leader    Jenny Hird SPA (elderly, Home Communion)

Assistant Pastoral leader    Karen Speed SPA (welcoming & nurturing)  

Pauline Chapman (CUH lay hospital chaplain, bereavement support)

Judy Strawson SPA (Bethlem chaplaincy volunteer, mental health, transport)

Nicola Rogers SPA

Prayer network    prayer@christchurchpurley.org.uk

Telephone for personal matters   07582 622928

Or Church office 020 8763 8291  9.30am-12.30pm Monday - Friday

office@christchurchpurley.org.uk