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Pastoral Assistants course

Saturday April 13, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm


What does it mean to be a Christian in the 21st Century?

The next diocesan Pastoral Assistants course starts in April 2024 in Andoversford. Using an interactive workshop style the course covers a breadth of subjects aiming to equip people to be able to work in all manner of pastoral situations.

Pastoral assistants have a heart for others, reflecting the care that God has for us to other people; sharing their joys and sorrows. Pastoral Assistants need to be able to relate with sensitivity to people at various stages in life, those with varying degrees of Christian commitment and those who are searching.

Once trained, Pastoral Assistants are commissioned and minister in their local parish or benefice. The role is specific to each context, formed to meet local needs which might include being part of a pastoral visiting team, offering communion at home, bereavement support, baptism preparation and more.


Led by Pauline Godfrey, Head of Vocations and Discipleship



Commencing Saturday 13 April 2024

Course Dates:
Saturday 13 April
Thursdays – 25 April, 9, 16 and 23 May, 6, 13 and 20 June, 4 July
Saturday 13 July 2024.

(Saturdays 9:30am – 4pm, Thursdays 7pm – 9pm)
A packed lunch will be required for the Saturday courses.

Venue: Coln Rivergroup, Church Centre, Andoversford. GL54 4LA

To book your place please click here.


Saturday April 13
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
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Pauline Godfrey


Coln Rivergroup
Church Centre, Station Road
Andoversford, GL54 4LA
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