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.
An invitation to a service of comfort and healing
You may be interested to know that we run an annual Bereavement service - always on the first Sunday of November, starting at 2:30 pm. This is a reflective time. The names of people who have died in the past year will be read out. There will also be an opportunity to light a candle to remember someone close to you. Everyone, including your friends and family, are most welcome to attend. Afterwards, you will be invited to the Bricstan Hall for tea and cakes. We hope that you might join us.
Weekly 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. Prayer is also available after all Sunday services upon request.
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 authorized to bring Holy Communion to your home.
Hospital Chaplaincy - Revd James Thomson
When someone goes into the hospital, you may wish to see a Hospital Chaplain. Revd James Thomson serves one day a week at Hinchingbrook Hospital and on other days at Peterborough City Hospital.
Parish Nurse - Janet Mandley
Parish Nursing seeks to provide whole person health care. It aims to enhance spiritual, mental, physical and social well by sign posting local services. Our Parish Nurse is Janet Mandley. She offers personal health advice, advocacy, support and health education. She makes home visits and has a clinic room in the Bicstan Hall on Thursday afternoons during 12 and 2 pm. Janet is a registered nurse and will not duplicate services offered by the local Trust but seeks to add professional support where it is needed.