The Parish Support Ministry
The St Anselm’s Parish Support Ministry is now established and available to any adult parishioner who feels they would like a conversation in confidence with one of our trained listeners. We are a team of trained listeners who come from a wide variety of life experiences and our aim is to support those who have been bereaved or suffered any form of loss. We are not counsellors, but are here to support and to listen, and if appropriate link you to others more specialist in their field who may be able to help you more. We will listen to your story and offer to you an experience of remembering and being touched by healing in your own time and space. We meet alternate months on a Saturday afternoon – a time to share, pray and reflect, followed by tea.
Please contact the parish office on 020 8672 2179 for further details or pick up the information booklet on the Welcome Table at the rear of the church.
“If we live in the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord, so then whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s” Romans
There is a monthly opportunity to be part of a Bereavement Support Group in the parish and meetings take place in the lower new hall on the 3rd Saturday of alternate months 3.30-4.30pm (except August). Once a year on All Souls a special service ‘Remembering with Love’ is offered to the whole parish and a Service with Benediction takes place in which our loved ones are remembered.
If you would like to meet up with one of our trained listeners or would like to find out more information, please contact the Parish Office. Our friendship, fellowship is confidential and covers all aspects of loss including separation. The Listening Team is: Tom Gately, Martine Mercer, Simon & Ellen English. Please contact the parish office (020 8672 2179).