Pastoral visiting scheme

Who we are and what we do

A small team of lay volunteers from the Tresham Benefice under the leadership and guidance of our vicar. Representing the churches in our benefice, we offer to visit any who would like a visit in a variety of situations, such as providing helpful information or simply to be a listening ear. If we cannot help, we may be able to suggest someone who can. 

Where do we go?

Our visits usually take place in the home of the person concerned (within the benefice). If requested, members of the Pastoral Visiting Team may also visit those from our communities in a hospital, nursing home or hospice. 

Who do we visit 

Typically we offer visits to any of the following: 

  • The housebound
  • The lonely
  • Those who are unwell or terminally ill
  • The bereaved
  • The new to our communities
  • Or anyone else in need

Can I arrange a visit for a friend or relative? 

Yes, as long as it is with their consent.

Are visitors trained? 

Yes. All are trained in ‘visiting skills’ and are DBS checked. In accordance with the policy requirements of the Diocese of Peterborough, all visitors are awareness-trained in matters of Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Adults and strictly adhere to these policies. We know our limitations, so may refer individuals to other agencies when specialist help is needed beyond our scope. ALL VISITS ARE FREE OF CHARGE NO DONATIONS ARE SOLICITED. Should anyone visited have cause for concern, he or she should contact the Vicar or Pastoral Visits co-ordinators without delay.

We are aware of the need for a high level of confidentiality. We are also aware of our responsibilities under General Data Protection Regulations. 

Find out more 
To find out more or to arrange a visit please contact any of the following:

Pastoral visits co-ordinators: Julie Hindle & Ann Abraham

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