The Gift of Years Rugby
The Gift of Years Team are now beginning to return to their care homes. They are working under Covid conditions and offering a restricted Spiritual Care service including pastoral visiting and taking services of worship in some homes. For more information please contact us using the details on our Contact us page.
Who Are We?
We are a team of Christians from local churches who have been commissioned by Revive Rugby. We aim to show the love of God, through our pastoral and spiritual care of residents, relatives and staff in residential care homes for older people.
To provide for the spiritual care of residents, relatives and staff.
To be a non-judgmental, supportive, listening presence to people of all faiths and none, giving people time to share memories, stories and faith journeys.
To help people find purpose, meaning and growth in life and death.
To work with the local churches to enable worship and sacramental ministry.
To share best practice, creative ideas and resources.
How can you help ?
There are three ways:-
You can become part of The Gift of Years Rugby as...
A Gift of Years Chaplain
Volunteer chaplains work at least half a day per week in one care home, caring for the pastoral needs of the residents, relatives and staff.
A Gift of Years Volunteer
Volunteers assist the chaplains by helping with visiting and befriending residents, helping with services of worship and engaging in some activities according to their own availability.
All of our volunteers are supported by the Lead Chaplain and are trained to prepare for this ministry. They meet monthly as a team for ongoing training, support and fellowship.
For further details of our Team Training visit our Training page.
You can become a Gift of Years Prayer Partner and receive regular prayer letters. You can pray as an individual or as part of a prayer group or prayer meeting.
Please click here to download our latest prayer letter for topics and areas we would appreciate you praying for.
Invitation to become a Prayer Partner
The residential care homes are in great need of our prayers at this difficult time and so we are looking to develop a team of prayer partners who will pray with us and who will continue to underpin our ministry in the care homes with prayer once we start up again.
For further details and to download an invitation to share with others click here.
Short prayer video
We also have a short You Tube video of prayer time for all our care homes in Rugby. Click here to view it.
You can help us by giving a one off gift or regular donations. These donations will help us to reach out to older people in care homes, to develop the service, provide training and facilitate on-going support for our volunteers.
To donate please contact us, download our Standing Order form, send us a cheque or bank transfer.
Details of all these payment methods can be found by visiting our Contact Us page