serving the community
The church community cares for those who cannot manage to come to the church itself to join in the services. For a number of years, Lay Pastoral Assistants have gone out to take a short Holy Communion service in a home setting. Lay Pastoral Assistants are licensed by the Area Bishop to bring consecrated bread and wine to people in their own homes, who cannot get to church.
If you, or someone you know, would like to receive Communion at home, please get in touch with the Parish Office on 01747 871697.
Nancy used to sing in the choir and was a regular attender at St Johns since 1970. She and her late husband ran Cools Farm, now run by her son and daughter-in-law.
Having communion brought to me at home is very nice and the people who come are lovely. They often stay for a natter afterwards! The service is beautiful and very quiet. I so appreciate that the words are printed out so that I can read them too. I especially love the Book of Common Prayer, but the service at home is the next best thing. Someone reads the Gospel to me and sometimes we have a short discussion, something you can’t do in a church service!
Last time, Martin used a miniature set of communion vessels he had bought in an antique shop! They were made at the beginning of the century and were quite delightful.