The Health Council
The Health Council provides support, oversight, and input for the Parish Nurse, and all health-related activities at the Cathedral. They plan special services, such as St. Luke’s Sunday, Rogation Sunday, and the “When Christmas is a Difficult Time” service.
Health Council Vision: Our Ministry is to be guided by healthy and healing relationships with God, family, our faith community, and creation.
Health Council Mission: Within the Cathedral community, our ministry includes consideration for the care of the sick, promotion of health and healing, and support of the Parish Nurse role. The ministry is centred within a Christian experience of God’s healing power and seeks harmony and wholeness for the individual and community.
Lay Pastoral Visitors
Lay Pastoral Visitors are trained parishioners who visit members of the parish or community, providing pastoral care and support to those who request it. Currently, seven members of the St. James community are trained as Lay Pastoral Visitors.
Lay Pastoral Visitors Vision Statement: That every parishioner feels supported as a full member of the church community throughout their life.
Lay Pastoral Visitors Mission Statement: To offer confidential, competent, ongoing support and comfort to parishioners not able to participate in regular parish life by reason of distress in their lives.
Please contact any of the clergy to share names of anyone who might benefit from this ministry or to volunteer to participate.