Spiritual and Pastoral Care

Anglicare Southern Queensland’s Spiritual and Pastoral Care is a free and confidential service that provides support and connection for clients and their families.

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What is Spiritual and Pastoral Care? 

Spiritual and Pastoral Care means something different for everyone. For some, it’s having a person willing to listen with openness and compassion, for others it’s support to connect fully with family or the community.  

Anglicare Southern Queensland supports spiritual and cultural diversity and offers appropriate spiritual care for people from all faith traditions and beliefs. Our person-centred care is not limited to those with a religious or spiritual background. It acknowledges the humanity of all people and the universal need for connection and hope. 

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Our trained and professional pastoral care practitioners are here to provide immediate or ongoing support across a range of experiences, including:

  • general or specific life issues, including ways to cope with stress, loneliness and isolation
  • bereavement or grief
  • carer support 
  • information and referrals to a range of services
  • connection to faith including access to religious groups and clergy, spiritual direction and prayer, ceremonies and sharing of resources
  • teaching of meditation techniques
  • support for those experiencing:
    • family challenges
    • meaning of life, loss of meaning/purpose
    • loss of hope
    • coping with disability 
    • end of life support, including palliative care. 

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How to access Spiritual and Pastoral Care services


Anglicare Southern Queensland’s Spiritual and Pastoral Care services are free of charge for clients and their families. Support is provided primarily face-to-face with follow up consultations available via telephone, or other means convenient for our clients. 

For more information about how to access our Spiritual and Pastoral Care services, including if you or your loved one are not an existing client, please contact our friendly team.  


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“Pastoral care makes me feel cared for. Not because I am being physically looked after but it shows genuine and authentic caring – which is something I believe in. Pastoral care allows me to feel cared for in a really genuine way.”

– Resident.


“My pastoral care group is something I look forward to each week. Fellowship, being together as a community, prayer and being encouraged to think about others and to be encouraged in my faith are all very important parts of the group for me.​

– Group participant.


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