Pastoral Visiting Team

BISHOPTON PARISH CHURCH

Our Church formed a Pastoral Visiting Team in 2016. Today, this is made up of 14 volunteers who feel able to spend a small amount of their time visiting those within the Parish who are either lonely, housebound, unwell or just people who may benefit from a friendly face calling from the Church. The volunteers are supported by the Minister and the Pastoral Visiting Team [PVT] co-ordinator. For Church members, this is supplementary to Elders’ visits and not a substitute.

Since inception the role has slowly evolved and expanded … and the recent pandemic taught us that there are many ways to reach out to the Community. We therefore plan to start a social group, The Thursday Chit Chat Group. This will be open to all and will also allow a safe place for people to meet and chat over activities and a cup of tea. 

We aim to support monthly services at the Thursday Chit Chat Group in The Cornerstone, weekly services in Ailsa Lodge and we hope to soon return to visiting members in residential care and recommence all visits and activities, thus reaching out to those in our community.

If you know of anyone who may benefit from a call by the team or indeed are interested in joining us and have a couple of spare hours a month, please contact us as below.

Pastoral Visiting Team Co-ordinator
Gill McHattie:
Tel: 07810 046217
Email: gillmchattie@me.com

Minister
Rev Yvonne Smith:
Tel: 07540 592937
Email: YSmith@churchofscotland.org.uk

or contact the Church Office for advice at:-

The Cornerstone (Tuesday or Thursday 10 am -12 noon)  
Tel: 01505 862583
Email: office@bishoptonkirk.org.uk