But sometimes friends are far away
Many people contact the church because they know that they will receive the confidential support that they need. It may be a relationship breakdown, a physical or mental illness, a financial crises, or suffering a loss. It doesn't matter the reason. Your concern will be handled in a professional manner. We have a Pastoral Care Team which includes clergy and lay people who are ready to assist anyone in Chatteris who requests pastoral support. Pastoral Care provides emotional and spiritual support by coming alongside in a time of crises.
Community Cafe Drop In - Thursdays between 2 - 3 pm
Anyone who would like some company is invited to drop by the Bricstan Hall on Thursday afternoons. The kettle is on and board games are available. Since the Citizen's Advice Bureau shut down we felt that there was a need for somewhere in town where people could go for information and sign posting so we started a weekly Drop In. If you need information we are happy to sign post to other agencies. If you would just like some company, we are looking forward to meeting you.
Personal Prayer Ministry
Members from the Pastoral Care Team are available to spend time listening to your concerns and praying with you. They may also help to put you in touch with another agency.
Home Visits for the Elderly
Members of the Pastoral Care Team are available to regularly visit those who are unable to leave their home. We also lead services of worship regularly in Swan House, The Gables, and Lyons' Court. Everyone on the team is authorised to bring Holy Communion to your home. If you would like to arrange a visit or to add someone to the Home Communion list, please contact Mrs Helga Spring on 07951501342.
This is a new role and is still developing. Our Parish Nurse is available to discuss physical, mental and or spiritual well being. It may be for yourself or for someone you care for. She will not duplicate what is already covered by the local NHS Trust but she will come alongside to support you in finding out what is already available. She is happy to check blood pressure, explain medications, give professional advise and point you in the right direction with other agencies.