Welcome to the Benefice of Wolverhampton Saint Martin and Saint Stephen Website.
The churches of St Martin of Tours, Rough Hills and St Stephen the Martyr, Springfield became the Benefice of Wolverhampton St Martin and St Stephen in December 2015.
Whilst they are not ajoined to each other geographically they are served by the same clergy. Fr Damian Feeney SSC was appointed Interim Minister in July 2019 whilst continuing as Parish Priest at Holy Trinity Church, Ettingshall. Fr Roger Gilbert SSC currently ministers to the people of St Stephen’s.
Parish Nurses are supported by a national charity, Parish Nursing Ministries UK.
Parish Nursing is all about supporting people and communities towards whole person healthcare. It can happen through a local church of any denomination.
Parish Nurses work with people of all ages and backgrounds, those with faith or none. Whether simply giving moral support during a medical crisis or giving general health advice or educating for health -
If prescriptions, dressings, injections or help with personal care are needed, they are provided by the health and social care services but the Parish Nurse can be the link, ensuring that people use the services appropriately and understand their medication care and condition.
They can help to prevent hospital admissions by following up people who have been discharged from care, are at risk, or have early signs of health problems.
They train and coordinate volunteers to provide extra support during times of crisis, or combating loneliness.
They encourage exercise and health nutrition so that preventable diseases are less likely to ensue.
They help young people to understand the dangers of unhealthy behaviours.
They may organize events such as men's health breakfast, where a GP invited to speak about early signs of what people should watch out for in regard to their health, a health fair or a stress management to busy executives!