An updated edition of the Pastoral Assistant’s Course is available. It is bilingual and is part of the Living and Learning Series of resources.
It focusses on basic pastoral skills, especially listening and contains 6 sessions designed for groups training (or refreshing their training) in their local Mission Area. Printed booklets are available from the Diocesan Office, priced at £5 (to cover printing and translation costs). Copies can be downloaded here: Living and Learning – Pastoral Visiting
It is intended that a future extension module will be available covering further topics that might be of interest to individual pastoral assistants, such as working with people with dementia, preparing families for baptism and taking communion to the housebound. If you would like to be involved in putting this module together, please contact Rev Dr Richard Hainsworth or 01352 840842.