. · • Limekilns Parish Church - Pastoral Care • · .

We recognise the importance that contact with the Church can have with members of our community, whether they be church members or not. Here are some of the ways we reach out. If you would like to involved, or know someone who would appreciate our support, please let us know.

Flower Donation Calendar

  • A calendar is drawn up for people to select a week when they will donate flowers for the Communion Table. Lyn Wilson at Waulkmill does most of the flower arrangements.

Flower Delivery

  • There is a separate rota of individuals who, each week, deliver flowers to people who are ill, bereaved, or those who are celebrating.

Baptismal Aunts

  • For each baptism, a Baptismal Aunt becomes the church-link with the family. She ensures that the family receive a recording of the service as a lasting memory and to provide the means whereby absent family members can share in the occasion.

Baptismal Blessing Service

  • Each year, on the first Sunday in February, we organise a Baptismal Blessing Service to which all the babies Baptised during the previous year are invited. A special cake, with the names of all the babies on it, is served after the service.

Bereavement Follow-up

  • On the first anniversary of a funeral, a card is sent to the bereaved family.

Service and tea for less mobile folk

  • Once a quarter, we arrange a Sunday afternoon Communion Service. Transport is arranged for those who need it, and afternoon tea is served after the service.

Visitors' Group

  • A number of housebound people are visited regularly. The group is convened by Pat Oliver.

CDs of the service

  • A number of individuals receive a CD of the service each week. The weekly service is also available on the web site.

Men's group

  • The Men's Group meet in the Church Hall every Friday afternoon between 2 and 4pm. Come for fellowship and a range of indoor games - Pool, Table Tennis, Dominoes, Cards - and of course a cup of tea.
    All are Welcome.

Visitor Christmas Cards

  • A Christmas card is sent to anyone who has signed the visitor's book throughout the year.