PARCHE is a Church-based Ministry of Christian Teams bringing fellowship, comfort, Bible teaching, Communion and friendship to the Elderly living in Care Homes
Message from the Chairman
"PARCHE is now 20 years old!! We started in July 1997 and it has been wonderful to see the Lord blessing our work in local Care Homes right from the beginning. There have been so many faithful Christians involved over the years, many now with the Lord! We have met, and developed friendships with, hundreds of interesting residents with incredible stories to tell. What a privilege to be involved with this pioneering work.
As with any project there comes a time for updating the presentation, the training, the resources, and complying with all the new legal requirements! We now have gifted staff who are able to tackle these tasks and I am so grateful to God for Mary, Lauren and Andy as these things are well beyond my ability now!!
Through the years there have been many times of uncertainty, times when things seemed to be going wrong, times when prayers seemed to go unanswered. Always the Lord would challenge 'Will you still trust Me?' A decision had to be made....to trust God or not? Always God has been faithful and proved Himself utterly trustworthy!!
Now, as we look forward to the next 20 years and beyond, our trust is in the Lord to spread this work out across the Nation. We pray that all residents in all Care Homes might have the opportunity to take part in Christian worship, and for unbelievers to hear the wonderful Good News of Jesus’ love and God's gift of salvation through Him.
We need more people involved in this important work, bringing pastoral care to older people at this most vulnerable time in their lives. We look forward to meeting you.
If you are not local to Eastbourne, we would love to explore with you, the possibilities for establishing “PARCHE” in your area.
The Lord bless you.
Buddy Reeve, Chair of Trustees"
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St Elisabeth's Church Centre
268 Victoria Drive
Eastbourne BN20 8QX
Tel: 01323 438527