Pastoral Care

Home Visits

St. John’s has a well established Visiting Group which aims to ensure that members of our community are not isolated and can be visited at home if they wish by a member of the Church. If you, or someone you know, would like a visit from one of our Visiting Group please contact us.

Please make sure that the person you are asking us to visit is happy that we do so.

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Holy Communion at Home

We have a number of Lay Assistants who are licensed to take Holy Communion to people who are ill or who cannot get to Church. Please contact us if you would like to receive Holy Communion at home.

We also take Holy Communion to a number of people in sheltered accommodation. Regular monthly services are held at Astley Court and Holly Court and it is usually possible for visitors to join us at these services.

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Prayer

We believe that prayer is an important part of our Christian life and that we are assured that God hears and answers our prayers.

If you want us to pray with you for any particular situation or person we are happy to do so. We have a prayer request book and a prayer tree in Church and, if you wish, light a candle as a sign of your hope in the light of Jesus to hear and understand our needs and the needs of the world.

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Healing

Healing can take place through many channels. At St John’s we offer:

  • a ministry of listening
  • a ministry of prayer
  • the ministry of laying on of hands for healing

For those who grieve we also offer:

  • an annual service of remembrance, around the beginning of November
  • a service of healing on the last  Tuesday of each month (including December) at 7:00pm. This is a short gentle service, followed by the opportunity to talk over refreshments.

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