Pastoral care is shared between our Ministers and a number of pastoral visitors. Each pastoral visitor cares for and prays for a small number of people. This way they can help the Ministers to respond quickly to anyone needing support. The Ministers have their own programme of pastoral priorities and their own methods of giving support. The Ministers and Pastoral Visitors meet twice a year to update and share particular concerns.
Each week with our Notices we publish ‘Prayer Points’ that draw attention to individuals, and local, national and international concerns that need specific prayer. There is also a ‘Prayer Chain’ of church people who will pray for specific emergency situations when the need arises. We also commend the prayer space on the Methodist website www.methodist.org.uk
We also try to keep in touch with one another through the pages of ‘The Clanger’, the church’s magazine.