The Martyrs is a church where a great deal of pastoral care goes on – between friends and from the support given within home groups. Much of this care is discreet and reflects the caring nature of our church life together.
The Pastoral Team continues to meet regularly, every fortnight if possible. The team currently comprises Richard Worsfold, Simon Rowbory, Gwyneth Moor, Ruth Fryer and Pete Coopey .
The team considers the known needs of the congregation – including those who are no longer able to attend church services and are probably not known to the majority of those who do. Support is given in a discrete way and is never meant to be intrusive.
We hold “Welcome Teas” about twice a year which provide an opportunity for those new to the church to meet some established church members and to hear more about the life of The Martyrs..
The team is concerned to make Home Communion available to people who are housebound – if you know of anybody who would like this please contact one of the team.
Peter Coopey and Ruth Twaite hold a short service once a month at Sykefield House.
A group called “You and Me” runs once a month and offers mutual friendship and support.