What do we mean by this? In the broadest sense, Church of England parish churches have a duty of care: the ‘cure’ (or healing) of souls as it is referred to in the Church’s documents. It means that the local parish church – the priest and the worshiping congregation – have a primary duty of care to all who live within the parish boundary irrespective of their religious belief or practice. It means that we take a deep interest in all that goes on in our parish – whether it is the future of the North End Market, the proposals for the Earl’s Court and Gibbs Green estates or the wellbeing and achievements of Normand Croft School. It means that we are concerned in a practical way about the life issues of unemployment, housing and the wellbeing of migrant people; and it means that we offer such support and assistance to people and families at times of joy and sadness: births, baptisms, marriages and funerals.
Above all we pray for people and situations constantly and we welcome being asked to do so