I was so astonished at how many one-to-one phone call church services one Anna Chaplain is offering that I asked Elizabeth Bryson to tell us exactly how she goes about it.
Elizabeth, who is based in Maidstone, explains: 'I led 20 Telephone Services on Tuesday – ten at each of the two care homes I phone on a Tuesday afternoon.
'Today I led telephone services for 16 residents at another care home – ten this morning and six this afternoon! It is a ministry enjoyed and appreciated by the residents and so the Activities Coordinators are pleased to walk round with the phone.
'It is a wonderful way to give spiritual care to care home residents in lockdown. Thirty-six telephone services in a week is the most I have done so far. It is great that the Activities Coordinators "introduce me" to more residents, some of them new people, who they think will enjoy a telephone service.'
Elizabeth has supplied some specific examples of 'Telephone services with Bible verses and hymns that residents in care homes have enjoyed'.
In a previous blog (on 7 May 2020) I introduced the fact that Elizabeth was ministering in this way. You might like to read it here.