Pastoral Care Group
The Pastoral Care Group provides pastoral care to people in times of need, not just to the parishioners who worship at the church but also by outreaching to people within the parish of Kirby Muxloe.
The group functions in many ways supporting the sick, recently bereaved, lonely or those with mental health problems. It also sends cards on happy occasions, new babies, marriage or house moves and early baptism anniversaries. The group can often provide information and direction where professional help is required.
Over the years the Group has supported many services at the church and arranged events in the community to engage with people especially the younger generation and to raise money for either church funds or other causes. The Group are regularly involved in supporting the Bereavement Service on All Souls Day and also supports other all-age services such as the Harvest Family Service.
Everybody has an important function to play within the group however small it might seem and no one feels under pressure to perform a task as they have the support of the church family. The effectiveness of the Pastoral Care Group has always depended on individuals communicating with each other and ensuring the ministry team of Tom Ringland and Alan Humphrey are aware of people who might need their pastoral care assistance.
The group meets approximately every 2 months at the kind invitation of group members at their homes.
Bereavement Support Group
Our Bereavement Support Group meets informally in St Andrew’s church hall on the 2nd Friday of the month between 2:30pm and 4:00pm. Anyone is welcome to come and, initially, people often come with a friend. Sometimes old friendships are renewed and the conversation flows over tea and biscuits. Visitors are welcomed to the many church social events and to services.
There is a special service held annually at St Bartholomew’s church the end of October on All Souls Day. Additionally all are welcome at the open day at St Andrew’s, on the Saturday before Easter, to light a candle in memory of a loved one. For more information send an email to the parish office or call on 0116 238 6811 leaving your name and telephone number and we will contact you.
Anyone who has been bereaved is welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and meet with other people who have experienced bereavement.