Pastoral Assistants are trained and authorised by the local diocese. They undertake all kinds of caring roles including visiting the sick, baptism visiting, home communions, leading small groups and so on.
With the exception of approximately 18 months living in Bexleyheath following marriage to Linda in 1973, I have lived my entire life in Gravesend. Born in 1949 I spent the first sixteen years living in Whitehill Lane with mum and dad, an older sister and younger brother. In 1966 the family moved to Parrock Road. Linda and I currently live in Ferndale Road.
In March 2008 I took early retirement I was asked if I might consider training to become a Pastoral Assistant. In 2009 I was accepted for training as a PA to which ministry I was authorised, in October 2011 , following two years of training and study and having achieved The Certificate of Higher Education in Ministerial Theology
In my ministry as a PA I support the older members of the congregation both in church and in their own homes.
I have been coming to Christ Church for 34 years. I was happily married there in June 1978.y opposite Christ Church for 15 years. I now work at Ifield School, Gravesend, a special needs cluster school.