There are two Care Homes and one Nursing Home in our local community, two of which are next door to the Church! Over many years Holy Communion has been taken in to Care Homes every month.
Included in the Church’s inputs are: music therapy; hymn singing; taking services; time to chat and share memories; and pray. Familiar prayers and hymns; the physicality of Communion bread and wine; and the joining in with music, all make deep and special connections.
There is a small team of passionate volunteers for the Communion ministry, which runs alongside other ministries for elderly spiritual care. Some of the volunteers have benefited from various courses, accessed locally, in understanding dementia, and how we can adapt to the needs of those living with dementia.
Click here if you would like to be involved, or join the team. For more information contact Celia Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.