A huge amount of pastoral care happens within our small groups as relationships are built and members support one another spiritually, emotionally and practically.
Small group leaders also have mentors who can often provide or arrange additional pastoral support from members of the Ministry Team, Elaine Crutchley, Rosemary Coleman or other gifted and trained church members. When necessary we arrange outside counselling for those who would benefit from this level of support.
The Team meet regularly to maintain an overview of pastoral issues. Additionally the Pastoral Resources Team arrange occasional forums to support small group leaders and training events dealing with specific issues (e.g. dementia, children and loss) which are usually open to anyone.