New resource for emergency pastoral essentials

Church House Publishing has put together a new easy-reference volume for clergy dealing with emergency situations.

Clergy perform thousands of emergency pastoral services in the community every year.

They are often called upon to say prayers for the sick and dying, perform emergency baptisms, and give Holy Communion at home or in hospital.

The varied nature of their duties has prompted Church House Publishing to compile the essentials in a portable format.

The volume is discreet and ideally sized for carrying in a pocket, bag or car glove compartment.

The Bishop of Wakefield and chair of the Liturgical Commission, the Rt Rev Stephen Platten, said at the launch: “Caring for the sick and people in times of crisis stands at the heart of Christian ministry.

"This companion will be an essential resource when a priest is offering pastoral care.”

Common Worship: A Pastoral Ministry Companion is available from at the special price of £16.00 until 31st October.

Alternatively it is also available as a Kindle eBook from

Hear Bishop Platten share why he thinks the resource is so helpful: