Pastoral Assistants (PAs) are people trained to walk alongside others and keep them company when they are in need.
At St Andrew’s we have a team of six licensed PAs who work closely with the Rector and the ministry team. They are mature, stable Christians with a certain amount of life experience. They are sensitive to life situations and gently allow God’s love to flow.
The PAs each have particular areas of ministry such as hospital visiting, marriage and families, children, bereavement, care of the elderly, pastoral liturgy and newcomers to church.
Please contact the Parish Office or any member of the Clergy team in the first instance.
Caring For Our Planet
Silver Eco-Church Award
St Andrew’s achieved recognition as an Eco-Congregation in 2012 and the award was extended for a further three years in 2016. The Eco-Congregation scheme was then superseded by Eco-Church.
No doubt, our previous award helped us skip Bronze and go straight to gaining a Silver level Eco-Church Award in 2020.
These are schemes run by the Christian environmental charity A Rocha in partnership with the Church of England, Christian Aid & others.
Be a Wild Christian
One of A Rocha’s projects is “Wild Christian – Connecting Faith, Nature and Climate“.
A Rocha UK’s Wild Christian scheme is a community of families and individuals exploring the connections between our Christian faith, the natural environment, and how we live.
Here’s a link to a recent email update.
Reflect biblically – Act boldly – Connect with nature in a new way.