Parish Life - Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Team provides a ministry of love, compassion, comfort and support to the Christ Church parish community. The team members regularly visit the homebound, bereaved, hospitalized and those in retirement homes. The Pastoral Care Eucharistic Visitors also take communion to church members who are unable to come to church. Our rector directs and coordinates the team members as they minister to the needs of our parish family. All Pastoral Care team members have received training and are certified by the Episcopal Commnity Services Chaplaincy Committee. Members of our congregation, in conjunction with the pastoral team, also perform additional ministries such as providing meals, cards, e-mail, telephone contacts, companionship and tranportation to medical appointments, church services and functions.

The prayer ministry meets each week and makes daily intercessory prayers for those in need.

For more information, please contact Ruth LeStourgeon at 610-565-2065 or

Parish members are asked to call the clergy in the event of a hospital admission. The clergy make regular hospital visits. However, HOSPITALS NO LONGER NOTIFY THE CLERGY IF A MEMBER OF THE PARISH HAS BEEN ADMITTED. It is crucial that a member of the family notify the clergy of an admission.