Pastoral Care

We are pleased to provide pastoral care for anyone desiring it. Our clergy visit the sick, the elderly, and offer regular worship at local retirement homes as well as the Milton District Hospital. We are available to support grieving persons and people facing any of life’s challenges.

For parishioners in hospital: if you are in hospital, remember that you will be witnessing to your faith by your cheerfulness, courtesy, courage, and the very act of saying your prayers. Strive to express your gratitude to those who are caring for you. Make a point of informing the hospital chaplain and the Rector that you are in hospital, so that you can be prayed for and visited.

If you (or a family member) are grievously ill, ask that a priest visit you to pray with you, pronounce absolution and anoint you with holy oil. The priest is a personification of the community of the Church, by whose prayers you will be surrounded, and if it be, borne to God.

With permission, we regularly name persons in need of healing in the weekly Prayers of the People. If you have a prayer intention, please contact the Rector. Be thankful for the gift of your life your life and for God’s mercies throughout it; be penitent for your sins and confident of god’s forgiveness; think much on the joys of heaven.

Services We Provide

Holy Baptism

Jesus answered,
‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. John 3.5’

Weddings

Jesus said:
But from the beginning of creation, “God made them male and female.” “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Mark 10.6-8



Home Blessings

It is in the home that the first experience of love occurs; it is there that love is nurtured and grows to maturity. The Christian home is also the ground for much of people’s spiritual growth.



Funerals

Jesus said….
‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ John 11.25.26