Why we need you to volunteer and get involved
Every Parish relies on an army of volunteers to make things happen. Each service needs volunteers to ensure its smooth running and every activity from social Coffee mornings to Lent groups relies on cheerful volunteers to help and care for others.
Every parish church is governed by its Parochial Church Council (PCC), which has the responsibility for ‘co-operating with the Vicar in promoting the mission of the Church in the parish’. Our PCC fulfils this through the work of seven working groups, detailed below. Each group consists of volunteer members of the PCC as well as members of the congregations with relevant skills or interests.
Our Parish has lots of volunteer teams doing all sorts of work, lots of vounteers on rotas to manage the routine tasks of church life and volunteers joining working groups that interest them and which are detailed below.
Our stewardship is a call to give generously of our Time, our Talents and our Tributes, to get involved, to help further God’s work in our Parish. Our Parish Co-ordinator is Peter Neukom, churchwarden, to whom all offers of Time and Talents will be directed. Click here for more information and Click here for a Volunteer form.
Buildings and Grounds
Join us and play your part in the upkeep of our lovely buildings and surrounding grounds. We meet regularly, but this is also a practical group. So come and help with maintaining our churches as welcoming places for worship and social events. Contact: Michele England email@example.com
Children and Youth Outreach
This group encourages, supports and interacts with the work of our Youth Coordinator. It oversees Christian education and the nurture of children and young people. It also initiates and oversees child and youth activities that connect the churches with the wider community. People with a passion for connecting with young people and encouraging volunteers are very welcome. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a lively group making a valued contribution to the life of the parish, and hope to welcome new members to play their part in the important work of supporting and developing the Parish's formal communication channels. The group seeks to raise a positive profile for the Parish and harness ideas for effective communication, particularly in reaching out to the wider community. Its most prominent aspects are the parish website, and the production of the monthly online newsletter and the magazine. The group is also responsible for other communications channels, as well as liaising with local media. Contact: email@example.com
Finance, Stewardship and Administration
The team supports the parish vision by focusing on the parish's financial position: overseeing the parish's banking and investment activities; ensuring that management and statutory accounts are prepared; encouraging new givers; administering Gift Aid tax refunds; administering our insurance arrangements; and taking a lead on issues or projects with a financial element. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship and Spiritual Development
As well as planning and reviewing services across the parish, we are keen to further spiritual growth within our church. Prayer initiatives, workshops, opportunities for study, have all been part of our remit. If you have ideas about worship, and a desire to see an increase in the spiritual strength of our community, this might be the group for you. Contact: Frances Garland email@example.com
The group proposes the environmental policy for the parish and seeks ways to reduce our carbon footprint and build awareness of the environmental challenges facing God's world. Click here to read a report on Eco Church COP26 Contact: Jacqui Sellers firstname.lastname@example.org