Pastoral Care

"See how these Christians love one another" was a comment on the Early Church by a Non-Christian commentator.  We want to be known by our love.  St Andrew's seeks to offer Christ-centred care to all, with prayer and ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit and also with practical support.

Some particular ways in which we offer pastoral care are through:

The Eldership

We aim to ensure that we cover everyone in the fellowship through prayer and personal contact and that we are able to respond to needs as they arise. All church members and regular attendees are assigned to the care of a specific Elder. Each Elder will pray for those on their lists and keep in contact with them, visiting when particular needs arise. The Assistant Pastor has specific responsibility for pastoral care for the young adults, and the Family and Children’s Worker oversees the pastoral care of children and families who join in group activities.

Life Groups

We encourage as many people as possible to join one of the Life Groups. In addition to Bible studies and fellowship, these groups provide pastoral support to those who attend and also encourage members of the group in their ministry to others. The Life Group leaders meet monthly for mutual pastoral support and to pray for specific needs within their groups.

Pastoral Care Team

This is a team of people with a particular ministry for caring for others. Where there is a specific need, they organise support and assistance as appropriate. They also keep in contact with older people who are house-bound or in a care home.

We also have prayer ministry on offer at our services and a prayer chain that we can ask the church to pray quickly for any urgent prayer needs.



Sunday Services - St Andrews Canterbury

Morning – 10.30am

The morning service continues now in the church building but addtionally for those who cannot attend in person we are still providing a service each Sunday morning via Zoom technology.

You are more than welcome to join us.

The late afternoon meeting previously held in the Church Building from 5.30pm continues for the time being on Zoom only.We shall be pleased to see you. 

To join us on Zoom for either meeting please contact our Minister Rev Bernard Fidder at rev@fidder.uk well beforehand to establish the information required to connect to us.

Preachers during September

   5th September   Rev Bernard Fidder  - Communion

  12th September  Peter Hollander

 19th September   Rev Bernard Fidder

  26th September  Chris Wilson Sharp

  
 
Oasis Café Church * 5:30 – 6:30pm on Zoom only. 

For details of each meeting/subject please look under CHURCH LIFE-Oasis Cafe Church

 Littlebourne Chapel in Nargate Street
For details of worship at 3pm each Sunday please see under heading of CHURCH LIFE and scroll down to Littlebourne