The Home is concerned not only for the physical needs of its Residents but also their spiritual welfare.
A full-time Chaplain regularly conducts worship in the Home’s beautifully-appointed chapel, maintains a programme of daily devotions throughout the Home, ministers to residents on an individual basis and is available at all times for counselling.
A congregation of the Lutheran Church, St. Peter’s, provides a worshiping community. Residents wishing to become members of this congregation are encouraged to speak with the Chaplain.
All Residents are welcome to attend worship services. However, Residents of denominations other than Lutheran may, if they wish, attend services in their own churches and receive personal ministry from any representative of their faith. For members of the Anglican faith, a Service with Holy Communion is conducted by a visiting Anglican minister on the third Tuesday of each month at 10.30am in the Chapel.
Worship services are held in the Chapel every Sunday morning, commencing at 10am. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated at worship on the first and third Sunday of each month. Family members and friends of Residents are welcome to participate in worship services.
For those who are unable to attend Sunday Worship, services are broadcast directly to the Residents room where they may view it on their television. Holy Communion can also be celebrated privately by arrangement with the Chaplain.
The Chaplain will endeavour to visit Residents who are hospitalised or will arrange for church representatives to visit if this is requested.