Pastoral Ministry

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Thank you for visiting the pastoral ministry team page here at Holy Trinity Church. The team is there to identify and respond to the general pastoral needs of the Parish. The work of the team has strong links with the Prayer ministry Team.

The Pastoral team is led by the Curate, Revd. Cheryl Hawkins and the Pastoral co-ordinator is Gill Howse.

All Volunteers are DBS checked.

We look to offer both practical and emotional pastoral support. This page gives information on the areas of pastoral support offered and how to contact the team. Below the contact form are telephone numbers and resources you may find useful – so please scroll down!

The core areas of pastoral support are:

  • Pastoral Volunteer Team
  • Covid 19 Pastoral phone call Team
  • Bereavement Team
  • Home and Hospital Communion Team
  • Transport Team (transport to Church services) (currently not able to operate due to Covid 19).
  • Practical Support e.g. DIY/Gardening

To Contact the Pastoral Ministry Team, please use the contact form below or contact Gill Howse (Tel: 07840542937), Fr. Andre Hart ( 0117 962 1536 ) or Revd. Cheryl Hawkins ( Tel: 07498877376 or 0117 9621834)

Help and Support – Community Information. The below list is not an exhaustive list of the support that may be available. Please contact the Pastoral Team to see if they can help with signposting to groups. Please Note: Holy Trinity Church is not responsible for any advice given by the below groups.

Churches against Poverty Website: Tel: 08003280006

Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau Tel: 0344 4111444

Drop-in advice service at Greenway Community Practice, Greystoke Avenue. Tel: 0117 9515751

Childline Tel: 0800 1111

The Silverline (helpline for older people) Tel: 0800 4708090

Samaritans website: Tel: 116123

Mind (Mental health Charity) website: Information line: 0300 1233393

Mental Health UK website:

Cruse Bereavement Website: Tel: 0117 9264045

Alcoholics Anonymous email: Website: Tel: 0800 9177650

National Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000247

Refuge Website: Tel: 0808 2000247

Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Website: Tel: 01823 334244