Pastoral Care in Carnock and Oakley Parish
Pastoral care involves the whole church in developing a culture of care, it is not the sole responsibility of the Church Leader. There is a great deal of pastoral visiting taking place in an informal capacity in the parish. Many members of the church spend time caring for and visiting friends and neighbours.
In addition to these ongoing activities a more formal Pastoral Care Team has been formed in the parish. The main aim of the team is to offer a listening ear, companionship or support to those in the parish or members of the congregation who need it.
Anyone who is aware of someone in the parish who may benefit from a visit from the team should in the first instance contact Winifred Narbrough (Pastoral Care Coordinator) via the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the website.
Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and the most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like it: “Love your neighbour as you love yourself.” (Matthew 22:37)
Can you please contact the Session Clerk or any elder if you or anyone you know is admitted to hospital and would like a visit.
Although hospitals do ask for religious affiliation and denomination, admission details are not passed on to the minister.
It would be useful for you to have: the persons name (their actual name), hospital and ward number.
Please also remember to tell the minister when someone is discharged from hospital. The minister can only visit if he knows people are there.