LINK GROUP

LINK oversees our mission of pastoral care. We meet monthly to consider the broad stroke of pastoral care which includes the healing group, safeguarding issues, Sunday transport, disability awareness, prayer groups/requests, afternoon baptisms, marriage preparation, pastoral visiting, hospital chaplaincy, home communion, Welcomers and All Souls Service.

 

The quality of our caring is a sign of God’s love and a witness that caring and compassion are at the core of our faith. A healthy Christian community is one in which people know that they are loved, visitors are welcome and young and old alike are valued and feel safe.

 

The care we offer, both at times of crisis and in everyday life, is love in action. All in the Church family are involved in that witness of our faith.

 

Values of pastoral care are inclusiveness, openness, caring for one another, enablement and advocacy; and always ensuring vulnerability is held sensitively and securely.

Role of LINK

  • To develop and support effective lay pastoral work with oversight from clergy

  • To establish  systematic and comprehensive pastoral care by:-identifying gaps, prioritising, reviewing existing provision, communicating effectively

  • To promote the role of LINK across the whole church community so that each church member understands how to access appropriate support.

  • To identify training needs

  • To commit to the role of faithful prayer in all pastoral care work

Contacts:

either Helen Atkinson (Chair), 

or

Jill Rose 

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Ottery St. Mary. Registered Charity: 1133945

Email: churchoffice@otterystmary.org.uk | +44 (0)1404 812062

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