Prayer and Pastoral Care

Prayer

Many people, whether or not they come to church, find that they value prayer in times of particular need or worry. Ill health, bereavement or illness among the family, or just concerns about the world, can leave us asking big questions and seeking the comfort of prayer, whether on our own or with the support of others.

If you would like someone to pray with you, you will always find our Vicar and members of our prayer team available at morning services and at our Tuesday drop in, Open Door. They are ready to pray with you, in confidence, and to talk about your concerns.

If you would like our prayer team to pray for you at another time, or without meeting face to face, please contact Jonathan our Vicar, on 0208 670 0799, or by email at vicar@gipsyhill.org.uk. You can also ask for prayer needs to be prayed for in our weekly prayer time by emailing prayer@gipsyhill.org.uk. Please indicate whether you are happy for your name to be added to our parish prayer list.

Pastoral Services and Care at Christ Church

From time to time each of us will face difficult times in our lives – family break up, bereavement, unemployment, ill health or other crises. We hope to be able to provide a safe place in our church community to be alongside one another in these times of need, offering prayer, a listening ear and wherever possible practical care and support.

At the end of each morning service there is an opportunity for prayer with members of our prayer team. This usually takes place in or by the small chapel towards the front of church. Prayer at this time is completely confidential.

Please always feel able to make contact with Jonathan Croucher, our Vicar, or Richard and Rhos Roberts, who coordinate a pastoral care team within the church that seeks to provide prayer and support to those in need in the church community. If we are not able to provide the help and support you need, we will do our best to put you in touch with other organisations or individuals who may be better placed to help.

From time to time we organise special services of remembrance and of healing prayer, so do look out for these in the church notices.