Once a week, residents at St George’s Court Care Home receive a visit from volunteers based at the local Church. During the session, residents have the opportunity to practice their faith, learn more about Christianity and integrate with other people from the community.
For those who want to attend, it’s an important part of the week so they always dress in their best clothes and make sure they are on time.
Vanessa, who is one of the volunteers, brings along bibles that include colourful pictures and reads well-known stories with the residents. This provides an opportunity for attendees to have one-on-one time with members of the Church and ask any questions they may have.
After some time reading and socialising, Vanessa plays a selection of videos that they bring along with them. This means the members of the group who find reading a challenge, are able to fully understand and engage with the meanings of each story. Songs are also played and everyone enjoys singing along using the hymn sheets provided as it makes them feel like they are part of a real church service.
Supporting the spiritual needs of the residents is an essential part of their overall well being and we always encourage other religious groups to come in and speak to residents.
We are very keen to provide a diverse choice of spiritual fulfilment and welcome any voluntary faith groups who would like to run sessions at St George’s. Please contact us on 01223 712135 and ask for Elouise or Kayleigh, Lifestyle Coordinators.