Below we have outlined the support we can offer to church members who are unable to attend regular worship due to being housebound, a stay in hospital, or residential care. Priority in pastoral care is given to those who are unable to leave their home or place of care to attend public worship. At Christ Church we have a small Pastoral Care Team and a small Ministry Team who support those experiencing crisis, illness or bereavement. For further information, please visit or call the Church Office on 01253 855099.

Caring for one another in the Church Community

  • Are you or a loved one in hospital or about to go into hospital
  • Are you or your loved one moving into a residential care or nursing home?
  • Are you recovering from an illness or surgery and unable to attend public worship for three weeks or more?
  • Are you unable to attend public worship be cause you care for someone?

Please phone the Church Office to request support from one of the Ministry Team.

Call us on ​01253 855099.
  • Would you like someone to pray with you?
  • Would you like someone to read the Bible with you?
  • Would you like support during a bereavement?
  • Would you like spiritual support to help you grow in faith?

Please phone the Church Office to inform the Pastoral Team. A member of the team will be in touch to arrange a visit from a Pastoral Visitor.

Call us on ​01253 855099.


… in own home

  • Home Communion each Season
  • Monthly pastoral home visits
  • Regular phone calls
  • Church literature put in the post
  • Access to the Food Pantry
  • Home Communion each Season

… in Residential Care

  • Monthly pastoral visits
  • Invitation to Chri stmas Day Meal
  • Recordings of Services (being developed)

In Hospital

… during stay

  • Regular visits tothe Ward/Unit
  • Liaison with Hospital Chaplaincy
  • Inclusion in Weekly Prayer List

… after stay

  • Access to the Food Pantry
  • Help with transport to Church

At Church

… for everyone

  • Daily Worship Services
  • Weekly Growth Groups
  • Appointments with the Minister