Parish Nurse

St Andrew’s Church employs Sandy Taylor RGN as our Health and Faith nurse (part-time).

Parish Nursing seeks to provide whole person health care through a local Church community. Parish nurses provide support for the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of individuals. Registered nurses work from their Churches offering individuals and communities personal health advice, health education, advocacy, support and spiritual input.


Parish nurses do not offer any clinical treatments; however, blood pressures and basic health checks can be undertaken. Parish nurses compliment the NHS, filling in important gaps in health and social care, enhancing the ministry of holistic care for body mind and spirit.


Parish nurses are supported by, Parish Nursing Ministries UK (Reg charity number: 1111680),  Parish nurses are registered and regulated with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and adhere to the same policies and Code of Practice as other qualified nurses.  

If you require any further information about the work of our parish nurse, please contact St Andrews Church Office and the enquiry will be passed on to Sandy.

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Telephone Link Carers

Do you know someone who is lonely, perhaps housebound, and who would love to have a regular telephone call from our team of TELEPHONE LINK CARERS  (TLC)?

Our TLC team plan to ring people, who have been referred to us, about every two weeks for a chat and to see if they have any problems that we can help with.

If you know of someone who would welcome this service, – a friend of neighbour, perhaps – (they do not have to attend St Andrew’s Church) – or if you, yourself would like to receive a regular call, please email the Church Office to request a form to complete. The details are under the “Contact us” tab.