Pastoral Ministries

Ministry of caring, visiting and praying for anyone who is ill or troubled in any way




Jesus promises that when we ask in faith, he will answer our prayer. There is no special technique: all that is required is that prayer comes form the heart filled with faith and love. Our prayers are never, however, just for physical healing, but for wholeness: the healing of body, mind and spirit.
Prayer is offered at both churches after the main Sunday service. If not announced please ask the Minister,  or a churchwarden to direct you to a member of your prayer ministry team.
Church Prayer Co-ordinator: Mrs Alison Sayer. Please contact her if you wish to join our Pray for the Streets partners.
The laying on of hands
The laying on of hands is a prayer for healing. It is a sign of blessing and a symbol of union with Jesus. It is as if Jesus is telling us I am with you. The laying on of hands takes place at our Oasis Service. Please look in Link magazine for dates or the Website Calender.
If you wish to talk to someone about your bereavement even if it was a long time ago contact the Parish Office and we can put you in touch with a member of the Bereavement and Loss Team.
Home Communion
If you would like to receive holy communion at home or in hospital because of illness please get in touch with
Rev Eleanor Hancock 01228 527106
If you would like to receive a visit from a member of the church, just to listen, chat or pray with you, please contact the Priest in Charge Rev Eleanor Hancock 01228 527106
Hospital and Hospice
A team of clergy and laity visit all patients on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. There is a weekly chapel service on Sunday at 10.30am, and patients who wish to receive Holy Communion may do so on Sunday.

Services at Residential Homes

Services are also taken regularly in  local Residential Homes

Lanercost House, Holy Communion,

Applegarth & Heysham Gardens, Holy Communion

Bishop’s Close Holy Communion
© Parish of Holy Trinity St Barnabas with Sandsfield Fellowship PCC 2012