Pastoral care is a way of expressing God’s love for all, as we try to follow Jesus’s command to love our neighbours as ourselves. At St Mark’s we seek to be aware of people’s needs and to enable one another to respond appropriately.
St Mark’s clergy and Gill McGregor, the pastoral care co-ordinator work closely with Claire Brooks (CTBB worker with older people) and a pastoral care team to try to offer appropriate support.
There are often simple practical ways we can help, eg home visiting, or offering help with getting to church if transport is an issue.
We have a team who can bring Holy Communion to people in their homes and we also have links with some of the local residential homes where we hold monthly Communion services.
If you would appreciate having someone to talk to as you journey through grief, please ask about our bereavement visitors. They can offer companionship for a while, whether the bereavement was recent or a long time ago.
If you would like further information about what we can offer, please contact one of the clergy team or the church office.