Benefice of Boldre and South Baddesley

St John's Visitors


 Every authentic gathering or congregation of Christians strives to be a truly loving and forgiving community.  In many, many ways we succeed at St John’s and St Nicholas’. We are, I think, an enriching and rewarding fellowship to be a part of. All sorts of us keep watch over each other, visit our elderly or ill and inform the clergy of anyone in need of special care or a visit. People inevitably fall through the net though. Many lonely and needy folk do not come to church and never have. We don’t even know them. If we are the Church of the community at large, which we are, we need to widen our pastoral care, to make it inclusive of all.  Hence the formation of a more formal Visiting Group under the guidance of the Rev. Felicity Boot.  We commissioned the first of our formal “St John’s Visitors” last Sunday. There will be more. Training will be offered and professional guidelines drawn up and adhered to. For more information or if you are interested in any way, do have a word with Felicity or Andrew.