Here to Listen

Here to Listen is a service offered by trained volunteers from St John’s church for people living within the parish of Rowlands Castle who are feeling lonely, socially isolated or just need someone to speak to about something that is troubling them.

It is open to people of all faiths and none. The volunteers are simply there to listen. They are non-judgemental and are not there to offer advice.

Details of discussions are strictly confidential unless further professional help is requested. Visits may result in ‘befriending’ but this is seen as a natural progression. The volunteers are not there to replace social or health care specialists nor the work of any other support organisation, but to complement them.

What to do next

If you would like someone from the team to visit you or if you are concerned about someone locally who might like one of our team to visit please contact us using this confidential email service or call the Parish Office. Our contact details can be found on the Contact Us page. If you are contacting us on behalf of someone else please obtain their permission first.

We are also able to offer you an opportunity for private prayer and/or Holy Communion for you at home.

If you know a local resident who would like to attend our services but is unable get to church, please let us know or get in touch via the Parish Office to see if we can help.

Confidential Here to Listen email form

All our volunteers are DBS cleared and operate under the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policies. Any safeguarding concerns should be brought to the immediate attention of the Vicar, Revd Vickie Morgan, or our Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Gill Whatley. 02392 410111.

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