Pastoral Care is the loving concern we show for those in particular need. It springs from our faith in God and seeks to extend God’s love to those in the parish and beyond. We have a team of visitors who are available to meet, talk and pray with you about anything of concern. Contact Anne Shave on 0274667199 if you would like a visit, prayer or any other kind of support, or if you’d like to join the visiting team.
Having a quick-to-heat, instant meal on hand can be a great relief if you're struggling in any way and cooking a full meal seems like a big effort. Members of the St Barnabas Pastoral Care Team are happy to supply a meal for those who are recently discharged from hospital, have sick children or are simply struggling to put a meal on the table. For those able to supply frozen meals your help would be much appreciated. Contact Anne Shave on 0274667199 if you need a meal or would like to prepare some – Anne can supply guidelines for this.
We support the work being led by the Anglican Social Justice Unit. You can check out some of their city-wide initiatives at their blog.
Through our English Language class that runs on Thursdays from 4pm - 6pm we have encountered many people, new to this country who are looking for encouragement, language practice and advice. We pair these folk up with a parishioner and they meet together each week for a month. We're always looking for people who can help with this important ministry.
The Selwyn Centre offers a 'health and well being' programme for seniors and this runs on Mondays from 1pm - 3pm. Call Ruth on 354 1428 for more information.
We also have monthly Van Outings which consists of a trip in the parish van to a location of interest in the wider Christchurch area, stopping at a cafe for coffee. Contact the office on 3517064 to sign up for the next trip