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 Kofé Havea 0212025276 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. Phone Kofé on 021 2025276 if you need a meal or would like to prepare some – Kofé 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.
Recently members of the parish have been trained as Fresh Perspective mentors. This is a ministry designed to help those going through a tough time - either financially, because of personal loss or because of a challenging family situation. Our mentors are compassionate and well trained and can offer the kind of help and encouragement we all need in distressing times. Call the parish office for more information.
We have two groups for seniors running in the parish. CAMEO meets on Thursday afternoons from 1pm - 3pm and is a stimulating friendship group for all over 65s. Volunteers run an interesting and varied programme. Phone the parish office for more information.
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.
Fun and friendship at CAMEO