Authorised Lay Ministers (ALM) share in the public ministry of the local church, as they serve their local parish as well as working to encourage and develop the gifts of others within the church. Here at St. Matthew's, we have 3 ALM's who have each undertaken a Christian Pastoral Care course to become more effective in relating to and caring for our parishoners. Pastoral Care is long term help for people to help themselves recreate their true selves. This is a confidential service. Please enquire to Rev. K. Burgess 0161-865-2535.