Pastoral care

Looking after each other is at the heart of the Christian message. Often that happens naturally when one person finds out that their friend needs a bit of extra support. But in a busy parish it’s also good to have a system in place to make sure all the bases are covered. We call this system ‘pastoral care’.

St Timothy’s and St James' manage pastoral care mainly through existing small groups, whose members care for each other practically, in times of illness or emergency. We have a small team of others who assist when groups require extra help, or when there is a need outside a recognised group.

We are able to offer a range of help such as short term cooking or driving, long term visiting of the elderly or unwell, and driving those who need regular transport to services. A team of Lay Ministers assist in meeting the pastoral care needs of the parish.

Pastoral Care Contacts

If you are aware of a need which you think we should be aware of, please contact the Parish Office, phone 03 358 8174, or Alison Jephson phone 027 514 1585


Parish office:

46 Kendal Avenue
Burnside, Christchurch

Office hours:

Monday to Thursday 9am - 12:30pm
Office closed Fridays and weekends