St Saviour's is a big church family and we value friendship, community and caring for each other. This community and pastoral support happens in many informal ways, but on occasions a greater level of support or help may be required.
As St Saviour's is a large church we recognise that certains procedures and systems need to be in place to help everyone get the pastoral care and support that they would like. This is headed up by Janie Cronin who oversees the provision of pastoral care through group courses and one-to-one sessions.
Courses run regularly at St Saviour's include:
Individual Pastoral Support
Once a year we hold a bereavement service for all those who have been bereaved during the year and for those who would appreciate a special time of remembrance for loved ones who have died. Ongoing support is also available.
For more information please contact Janie Cronin via the church office.
Trained Christian listeners are available for anyone who would value the opportunity to talk in confidence about situations in their life.
For more information please contact Kathleen Chia on 01932 350 038
This is an opportunity to share and reflect on your journey of faith and prayer with a trained spiritual director, arranged through the Diocese of Guildford. A spiritual director would meet with you regularly to listen and accompany you as you seek to deepen your prayer life and discern the movement of God in your life.
For more information please contact Gill Welford (email@example.com) who is the Diocesan Co-ordinator for Spiritual Direction.
Urgent & Ongoing Prayer Requests
St Saviour's has a confidential email prayer chain for urgent or emergency requests. Ongoing prayer requests should be sent to the Church Office. Requests received by close of play on a Wednesday will appear in the service sheet for the following Sunday.
For more information contact Janie Cronin via the church office
Specialist & Ongoing Support
Sometimes situations arise that require more support that can be managed within a Life Group or during prayer ministry at Sunday worship. Where the need for longer term ministry or support is identified by the Sunday prayer ministry team, life group leaders or by individuals themselves, an initial meeting with the pastoral care leader will be arranged to discern, before God, what the next step might be.
Sometimes it may be appropriate to invite another member of the pastoral care team or one of the youth leaders to attend this meeting, always with the agreement of the person being referred.
St Saviour's does not run a counselling service itself but works in partnership with Emmaus Counselling Service
For more information about any aspect of pastoral care please contact Janie Cronin (01483 445147 / firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office (01483 455333 / email@example.com).