TURNING CONCERN INTO ACTION
Our SVP is working within the parish and wider community to help those in need. Although one to one visiting is restricted, we are happy to talk to you and assist you with any concerns you may have. As the parish office is currently closed you can contact us directly by calling Ron 01472 826655 or Marie-Therese 07736 921676.
Our parish SVP are looking for volunteers to join them as Auxiliary Vincentians to assist with prescription collection, shopping and welfare telephone calls (costs can be refunded). If you can help, please call Ron 01472 826655 or Marie-Therese 07736 921676.
Going into Hospital/Housebound
If you know of someone in Hospital, Nursing Home, ill at home, changing Ward or being discharged please contact the Parish Office. This is one way of making sure that that the Patient will receive a visit from the Catholic Chaplain. Also, be assured if you tell the staff caring for you/relative that you wish to see a Catholic Chaplain they always make contact with us, and so we can respond.
If you or a relative or friend would like Fr Andrew or one of the deacons to visit you at home, please contact the parish office.
Providing that it is safe and legal to do so, Father Andrew will always see parishioners in the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, other care settings, their own homes or St Mary’s Presbytery if they are seriously ill, or due to be admitted to hospital, and would like to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick, but other regular pastoral visits are currently suspended. You should not wait until someone’s death is imminent before contacting Father Andrew, lest there be hurt or embarrassment because he is simply unable to visit someone who is sick or dying in good time. If you or a relative are in hospital, please ask a nurse to ask switchboard to contact the Catholic chaplain; if you or a relative are in other care settings, please ask a member of staff to contact the parish office (01472 342301; firstname.lastname@example.org); if you or a relative are at home, please contact the parish office. We need to keep a record of all such visits in case details are required by NHS Test and Trace. Thank you for your cooperation, which keeps us all safe.