|St Helen’s and St Peter’s Pastoral Care Group
Pastoral Care is about fulfilling the command of Jesus that we love our neighbour as ourselves. We do this by listening, by giving time, and in practical help and visiting.It means each of us caring enough to notice and respond when others around us are in need. For example, in times of illness, family and personal difficulties and loss and bereavement. We also demonstrate this love by the support we offer at joyful times such as marriage and the birth of a baby.
For each of us there will be times that we can give care and times when we receive care. If you know of anyone who has need for additional support or care you can do one of the following:
|The Wheathampstead Friends
Wheathampstead, as a village, is known for its friendliness and support of one another in times of need. If you find that you may need support, even temporarily, know that you are not alone.
Local community groups can provide help through visiting, listening and/or practical tasks, to people who are lonely, acting as carers, bereaved or experiencing any other kind of loss of relationship of situation.
The St Helen’s Community Fund has been set up to provide support to members of the local community who are in immediate need of assistance. We know this can be for all sorts of reasons and we are able to consider helping with money to pay for:
We can sometimes help with funding for short term emergency accommodation when no other alternative exists. The fund is primarily for residents of the Parish of Wheathampstead, and those who attend St Helen’s and St Peter’s Churches regularly. However, we may also be able to provide support, in the local community, to others: for example, those who are homeless.
Where it is practical we will purchase goods or services on behalf of the applicant, or to assist in making such a purchase. You can apply for assistance by contacting the Rector or Churchwardens either in person, by telephone or email. Please print and complete the simple application form, by clicking here or pick up a copy of the St Helen’s Community Fund leaflet & application form from St Helen’s Church.