Life can be tough. We all face challenges at times, both big and small. We believe that no one should have to stand alone when facing difficult circumstances.
As a church we are here to engage with human life in all its fullness – deep joy and deep pain. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34
Small Groups are the primary provider of pastoral care at St Georges. They are groups of 10-12 people who meet to do ‘life’ together. They are places where community can develop and people can work out what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. It is the chance for every member to be known and to know others, to share in all of life’s ups and downs. Small Groups support each other through every aspect of daily life – work, play, relationships, death, illness and change.
Pastoral Care Team
This team builds on the existing support of Small Groups by befriending and listening to those who may be struggling with difficult times or have particular needs. The Pastoral Care Team have been trained to use listening and counselling skills. They meet once a quarter to ensure that all who are known to be in need are receiving the best care from team members, other St Georges members and any relevant professionals. The team takes a responsible and sensitive approach to confidentiality. Every member on the team has been DBS checked and is safely recruited in line with the Lincoln Diocese Safeguarding policy.
If you or anyone you know needs support please talk to a member of the Pastoral Care Team. Contact details are below. A member of the team or one of the Clergy will then be in touch and find out how best to offer support. For some just a phone call may be helpful. Visits are always by mutual agreement, in a convenient location. We can offer more in depth personal prayer, or by arrangement, home communion visits.