We believe that Jesus shows us that God is a God of love.  As a church we try to express God’s love and care for people in all sorts of ways.

pastoral care

Our Pastoral care team is available to listen to, support or visit members of the congregation.  For those who are housebound or living in a nursing home, our home Communion team can bring Communion once a month, enabling people to remain in touch with the worship of the church.

People can receive prayer for healing and wholeness, for themselves or another, during our services every 4-6 weeks.

We support each other and the wider community with our prayers.  Requests for prayer are prayed for confidentially by our Prayer Circle. You can read more about our prayer life in the Prayer section of this website.

Please download our leaflet to find out more about pastoral care and healing at St. Edmund’s

Pastoral Care and Healing

Bereavement Visiting

We have a bereavement team who can offer a listening ear for people living with loss.  The experience of bereavement is quite normally a painful and difficult one.  It can be a lonely and confusing time. It is sometimes good to talk in confidence to someone other than family about how you are feeling. The bereavement may be recent or may have happened many years ago.

The Bereavement Visitors’ team can offer:-

  • a listening ear “a gentle offering of being alongside.”
  • an invitation to the next Memorial of All Souls Service.
  • an offer to accompany you to this service.
  • information / access to other local support groups as may be appropriate.

If you would like to talk to someone from the Team or have further information please contact Rev Nigel Wright on  0113 2264033 or 07970 751670 or Rev Bridget Hawkins on 07518045133.


If you have any needs and would like us to help please fill in the enquiry form in the Contact section:

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Dying Matters is a coalition of 32,000 members across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.  You can find out more at  http://www.dyingmatters.org/