Caring for Each Other

Jesus’ ministry was marked by His compassion for those around Him. He healed those who were sick and released those who were held captive by various physical and spiritual conditions. He dealt with our sin and guilt and shame, and accepted us as His friends. We are called to follow His example today.

At St Michael’s this takes different forms:

Prayer – whether it’s praying regularly for each other with our Prayer Calendar, or writing a prayer request for the prayer board in church, or praying in House Groups or at home, prayer is a way of lifting those we are concerned about into God’s hands, and bringing God into their situation. And when we pray, God always does something, and sometimes He uses us as the answer.

Rainbow Groups –  during the pandemic, everyone in the church was allocated a care group based on the colours of the rainbow, with leaders who kept in touch with their list, making sure those on their own, especially, were OK.  Since coming out of the last lockdown, these have been developed so that those not in Home Groups are covered.  It is one way of looking after each other in these strange times

House Groups – some members of the church are in House Groups and care for each other through those networks, as well as reading the Bible and praying together. This is a great way to feel a part of the church family.

Visiting – some are involved in pastoral visiting, dropping in on people to give company and comfort when it‟s needed. Some offer very practical help.

Sunday Lunch Together – there is also a new initiative, following the pandemic, of gathering together those who otherwise would have Sunday lunch alone for a lunch in the Community Cafe … it happens once a quarter at the moment, as is proving a great success!


If you want to know more, please contact Rev Martin Green (01926) 613466.