Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Pastoral Care and Community Outreach

During 2022 there were 14 baptisms, 12 funerals at All Saints and 3 funerals at the crematorium only, 6 burials and 8 Burials of Ashes

Baptism Preparation – A church member visits the family before the baptism to get to know the family and explain what’s involved. This person is at the service and the baptised child is given a children’s Bible as a baptism gift from the church.

Bereaved families are visited before and after the funeral by the vicar. We have a ‘Memorial Service’ of remembrance once a year, at all Saints-tide, to which all who have been bereaved during the last year are invited.

Our Counselling Referral service has been able to help a good number of people again this year. We are very grateful to the Diocesan Counselling Service for accepting our referrals. In addition, we are now providing one-to-one help for people struggling with ‘officialdom’ i.e. form filling, bureaucracy, HMRC, benefits etc.