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Care & Support

Our Pastoral Teams are available to all at Christ Church and can offer support in a range of ways outlined below.

Alex Horlock is the Pastoral Care Team Leader at Northcourt Road - contact Janice Wenninger is the Pastoral Care Team Leader at Long Furlong - contact Alternatively, you can phone the Church Office: 01235 539172

Pastoral Care at Long Furlong

Long Furlong

The Long Furlong Pastoral Team is available to offer you prayer, comfort and support. You are welcome to email Janice, the team leader, directly if you would like to explore what is available or feel unsure who to approach. There are times when we all need a listening ear and encouragement. We also have people available to offer visiting and home communion. Whatever your situation or need we are here to come alongside you with the offer of loving, pastoral care in a way that suits you.

For further information, take a look at the LF Pastoral Care Leaflet.

The Bereaved


Footprints is our monthly group for those who have been bereaved or suffered other loss. We meet in The Barn every second Tuesday of the month at 10:30am, with tea and coffee, biscuits and homemade cake, and sometimes have a short relevant talk. Everyone in the group is experiencing loss; Footprints offers friendship, understanding and gentle support.

Lead: Pauline Croucher/Hilary Hart:

Pastoral Prayer

Pastoral Listening & Prayer Ministry

Pastoral Prayer Ministry offers a listening service for you to share what is on your mind. Trained and experienced team members will support you either once, or over a few sessions to listen and offer more in-depth prayer in a confidential space. Prayer and chat over the phone are also available or we are happy to meet up at the café and listen over a coffee.

Lead: Christine Bell:


Intercessory Prayer

The Intercessory Team bring people and events to God regularly in prayer. If you have a request you would like added to our prayers, please CLICK HERE to fill out a Prayer Request Form.

Lead: Jeremy Starling/Richard Howard:

Visiting Team

Visiting Team

The Visiting Team are available to offer you a friendly chat, practical support, share scripture and pray with you. We can visit you at home or elsewhere such as the Church Café or Prayer Room, for a one-off session or more if you wish. Whether you consider yourself young or old, there are times we all need a listening ear and encouragement as we journey through life. Whatever your situation or need, we are here to come alongside you with the offer of loving pastoral care in a way that suits you.

Lead: Gabrielle Dent:

Prayer Ministry

Prayer Ministry

Prayer Ministry is available after each morning Holy Communion Service and after every 6.30pm Zoom service. Two people from the team will be available to pray for you. Please be guided by the Service Pastor who will direct you at the end of the service. The morning prayer ministry is available online, please CLICK HERE to follow the link for online prayer. Please note that we can only offer online prayer ministry to over 18s.

Lead: John Owen/Alex Horlock:

We also offer mentoring for those looking for support in developing their faith and in maturity as a disciple of Christ. More info can be found HERE

To view the Northcourt Road Pastoral Care Leaflet, please CLICK HERE

For more details about other agencies offering help and support, please CLICK HERE