St Barnabas appeal for prayer and volunteers
The St Barnabas Counselling Centre
is appealing for volunteer receptionists and intercessors to pray for its work.
“St Barnabas is a counselling centre with faith at its heart,” said trustee, Rev Brenda Mosedale. “The centre was founded in 1974 and although not all its counsellors and other staff are Christian, it has always been surrounded by prayer.
“The chapel at St Barnabas is recognised by all those who use the centre as a place where people can and have prayed and been quiet with God. For many years healing services have taken place there and people have come regularly to pray and celebrate communion in the chapel.
“It still seems important to have a prayer focus in the centre. Both counsellors and clients value that and many use the chapel for quiet reflection and recognise it as a prayed-in space. We hope that can continue this by inviting people to come to the chapel in the centre in Derby St on any Monday (except bank Holidays) between 12.30 and 1pm for quiet prayer and reflection in support of the centre. There will not be a structured service but the chapel will be available for anyone who wants to come in at that time.
“The intention is to hold that space with God. If you are not able to come to the chapel, maybe you could join with others at that time to pray for the work of St Barnabas as part of the healing work of God in people’s lives.”
The centre would also welcome volunteer receptionists. “The centre runs with volunteer counsellors and part-time administrative staff. The receptionist role is key in making all this possible,” said Brenda.
Reception cover for the centre is divided into morning, afternoon and evening slots of approximately four hours each.
Duties include: meeting and greeting clients; making tea and coffee; answering the telephone; making appointments with clients and liaison with administration and counsellors for appointments and room bookings.
If you are interested in either praying or reception, please contact St Barnabas on 01603 625222.or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the centre, visit the website: www.stbcc.org.uk.