Torridge Group of Churches
Pastoral Visiting Scheme
the example and teaching of Christ to “love our neighbour”, we believe that as
a church, we are called to respond to the needs of our congregation and
community through the ministry of pastoral care.
The “Pastoral Visiting Group” consists of volunteer members of the church, commissioned to carry out this task on behalf of the church.
If you would like a visit or are aware of someone else’s need then please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
We can help by:
· Welcoming those who are new to our communities
· Visiting the housebound for a chat;
· Visiting the sick at home or in hospital;
· Visiting in residential homes;
· Delivering pastoral and congratulations cards from the church.
· Bereavement Support
Losing a loved one can be a traumatic life event that leaves a person devastated. Family and friends are a source of great comfort but sometimes they can live a distance away and find it hard to be there. As part of God’s family, volunteers from our churches offer pastoral visiting and support for those in our communities who have been bereaved
Whether people are visited as a “one-off” or on a regular basis will depend upon individual circumstances.
Please note that we are not able to offer any form of personal care.
These visits are not intended to replace the care already given by family, friends and neighbours or the visits made by clergy and ministers, but are to make sure that we have time to care for everyone.
All our volunteers are trained and supervised, your conversations with them will be confidential and all visits will be arranged and agreed in advance.
If you would like to know more about our visiting scheme or if you would like to speak to someone about becoming a visitor, then please complete the form below or contact:
Rev’d Julie Cartwright
Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator Torridge Team