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Lay Pastoral Assistants

The Cathedral’s Lay Pastoral Assistants (LPA) are trained and authorised to engage in pastoral ministry on behalf of the Cathedral, working as part of a team of clergy and laity.

We work with children and young people, the sick, the recently bereaved, the elderly, the housebound and may take communion to those unable to come to church.

In addition we provide support to the clergy in supporting baptism families and those who are about to be married.

Our Lay Pastoral Assistants focus on pastoral care, but an individual’s ministry varies according to their gifts and skills, and the local situation. Their remit is wide, but basically it is all about being good neighbours!