Prayer and Pastoral Care

Much of the support and care that we provide as a church comes through the network of friendships, home and social groups that individuals connect with in their regular church life. 

Pastoral visits and home communion

At times, anyone can need additional support and care. Members of the pastoral care team within the parish, alongside the clergy, are available to anyone who lives in the parish to provide a listening ear or share communion. If you would like someone to visit or phone you or someone you know, please contact the parish office here or you can phone us on 01256 840502.

Prayer Team

Our prayer team is usually available twice a month for anything you would like to pray about for yourself or others after services at both Immanuel and St Mark’s. At other times the clergy are very happy to pray with you.

Please be assured that our pastoral care and prayer team all have the appropriate DBS clearances and understand the importance of sensitive listening, trust and confidentiality.

Prayer chain

If you would like members of the church community to pray for you, a loved one or a particular situation, we have an active email/telephone prayer chain. Please contact the parish office here with your prayer request to be communicated to the prayer chain. 

Friday prayer group

Each Friday lunchtime from 1.30pm there is a small group that meets at the church to pray informally for each other, the needs of the church family, the local community and the wider world. The group meet for about an hour at St Mark’s Church and anyone is welcome to come and join in praying.

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