At Alabaré we are committed to providing all our homes and services with voluntary Christian chaplains, both lay and ordained, who will provide pastoral and spiritual care. Our volunteer chaplains are available to all residents at their request, regardless of whether they share a Christian faith, other faith or no faith.
Prayer for Alabaré is a crucial component of the Christian ministry offered. This includes:
Regular daily intercessory prayer for the work and concerns of our colleagues and clients.
A monthly pattern of prayer which is added to with up to date information and requests for prayers from colleagues and clients.
A Centering Prayer session, every Monday in Riverside House 10.15-11.00 which is open to all.
Volunteer chaplains visit the our homes and services regularly, and support our staff, volunteers and service users. They listen, encourage and when invited to do so, pray with and for the people there. At key times they may offer services of Remembrance, and celebrations at Christmas and Easter. Some chaplains offer activities such as cooking together, or running arts and crafts groups, which are fun and enhance life. Others lead bible studies, Alpha courses and/or spirituality groups where themes such as 'meaning in life' are explored in a non-judgemental environment. Many of our chaplains also work to link our work to that of our local churches.
Our volunteer chaplains receive high quality pastoral supervision and resourcing through our regular chaplaincy gatherings.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer chaplain for Alabaré, please call 01722 322882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org