A Day in the Life of a Parish Nurse


Strictly speaking there is no such thing as a typical day for a Parish Nurse. The nature and scope of their work varies tremendously, depending on their own competencies and gifting, as well as the church’s vision and strategy. However, to provide an insight into our work, we thought we’d give an example of what a day might entail.

  • Start with prayer
  • Catch up with admin. Typically this includes making telephone calls to arrange visits & liaising with other professionals about specific cases, including various documentation, form-filling and emailing
  • Attend the church health drop-in centre. Give advice, help with health checks (eg height & weights, blood pressure checks, etc)
  • Lunch
  • More phone calls, mainly liaising with families, patients, GPs and other professionals. Coordinating meetings & appointments, etc
  • Visit GP & then hold meeting with local health visitors
  • Take Home Communion to elderly person
  • Visit
  • Paperwork