Pastoral Care at SJC


Jesus told us in his parable about the Good Samaritan to "Love your neighbour as yourself." (Mark 12v 31) Therefore, as Christians we all have a responsibility to try and care for those we meet at church and in our community. Some may see it as a picture with everyone being cared for under a large pastoral umbrella.

Pastoral Care


How does it work?
This can sometimes be through greeting and welcoming people, meeting regularly in small groups to get to know each other better, providing practical help when it is needed or being alongside each other at difficult times. It can also be through other acts of friendship and kindness which can be seen as a Christian witness by sharing God's love with our neighbours.

What else do we offer?
Opportunities are always available for individual prayer after the Sunday services at Church from trained people in the prayer ministry team.
We also have a large selection of information booklets and leaflets which are available to support a variety of situations or provide links to support groups which may be helpful. If you would like to know more about these practical resources then contact Mary Anthony who is the Pastoral Care Co-ordinator.
In addition there are times, when at any age or stage during our journey through life, we may need extra pastoral care, support for specific situations and circumstances or a personal visit. Help can usually be provided by people in our Pastoral Care team at Church who have appropriate skills, training and experience. This can be offered by contacting the Pastoral Care Co-ordinator who will arrange the most appropriate response, if possible.

Who do we contact?
For more information please contact Mary Anthony, our Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator by email on 
pastoral@stjohnscolchester.org.uk
People who do not have access to a computer can leave their name and contact details at the church office on 01206 843232 for her to reply to them.
Alternatively you can leave a letter addressed to Mary in the pigeon holes in the church lobby.
Information will be treated with sensitivity, respect and confidentiality.