Starting Out

Christ calls all Christians to serve where they are. Christ equips us all to serve in our own unique way. Each of our ministries is vital in building up the body of Christ: in strengthening the church.

As a parish, we take this seriously, and therefore we hope to offer information on this page about:

  • how you can volunteer for all sorts of different activities within the church;
  • what these roles involve;
  • training that we can offer to help you fulfil the roles, and develop your skills; and
  • procedures that need to be followed to ensure your safety, and the safety of those you work with, especially those who are vulnerable.

At the moment, people volunteer for work in the parish in a number of different ways.

On a Sunday Morning, there are:

  • sidespeople;
  • readers;
  • the choir;
  • people on the coffee rota;
  • people who lead the prayers;
  • servers of junior school age;
  • crucifers of secondary school age;
  • eucharistic Assistants who help administer the wine at Holy Communion;
  • people who bring the bread and wine up to the altar;
  • Sunday School leaders; and
  • assistant ministers, who lead parts of the service.

During the week, people:

  • help run the Pop-In;
  • help as leaders of Uniformed Groups;
  • volunteer to work in the Shop;
  • help in the Baptism Team;
  • take Holy Communion to the housebound;
  • serve on the PCC (Parochial Church Council) or one of its subcommittees;
  • administer the lettings of the community room;
  • print and distribute the parish magazine;
  • or develop this website.

Getting Involved

At the moment we are recruiting for new Servers (of Junior School Age) and Crucifers (of Secondary School Age) to assist on the altar. There will be another training session in December of January for all who are interested.

Further details will be appearing here about other ways you can get involved: watch this space!

Of course, if you are interesting in getting involved, and don't know how to start, please talk to Nick.

What's going on?

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