WITH SERVICES ….
ALL AGE WORSHIP (AAW)
On the 1st Sunday of the month. AAW is planned and lead by a variety of people. Would you like to be part of the team? The group meets monthly in the evening and is responsible for planning the worship, leading the prayers, reading the Bible / stories and thinking of innovative ideas. Contact our church wardens on firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALING AND WHOLENESS GROUP
On the 2nd and 4th Sundays at the 09:30am Eucharist the congregation is invited to ask for prayers for friends and relatives. There is also the opportunity to receive the Laying-on-of-Hands. Would you like to be part of the healing team? Contact the church wardens on email@example.com.
READING LESSONS AND LEADING PRAYERS
You would be asked to do this about once or twice a year and help is given if needed. Guidelines, books, coaching and websites are all available to assist you in the preparation of the prayers. Contact the church wardens on firstname.lastname@example.org.
SERVING AT 09:30
If you are at secondary school, receive Holy Communion and would like to think about serving at 09:30 service (servers are those dressed in white and who help the clergy at the altar), contact the church wardens on email@example.com.
TAKING PART IN THE OFFERTORY PROCESSION
This consists of taking the bread, wine, water and book of prayers up to the altar table. Contact Sarah Cordwell (020 3561 1615).
The Choir sings at 09:30am Parish Eucharist each Sunday, except for the 3rd Sunday when they sing at Choral Matins at 11:15am. On the 1st Sunday of each month Choral Evensong is at 6pm. Choir practice takes place every Friday from 7:30 – 9pm. Contact Michael Bell (020 8295 1811).
THIRD SUNDAY SINGING GROUP
Do you like singing and are able to attend the Family Eucharist on the 3rd Sunday of each month? The group leads the congregation in hymns and songs during the communion. We have a short, very informal, rehearsal the day before at 9:00am. Contact Nicola Smith (020 8467 7796) or Giles Cordwell (020 3561 1615).
Learning to ring takes 6-12 months of weekly 1 hour sessions. One to one tuition is provided by experienced ringing tutors. Once the basics of bell handling are mastered there is a weekly practice. Once competent at ringing with others, you would join the Sunday ringing band. There would also be an opportunity to ring for weddings for which you would receive a small payment. Contact Peter Skinner (01322 660716).
This takes place at the Lych Gate at 6pm on Christmas Eve and help is always required to help with erecting and dismantling the staging, scaffolding and lighting. Adults and children are also needed to take the acting roles in this spectacular annual event. Contact Karen Jenner (020 8285 0034 or email Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Coffee is provided every Sunday after 09:30am service in the Church Hall. The rota is arranged in teams of 4 and each team is on duty 4-5 times a year. Being a helper involves getting to the hall a little before the service to set out cups and leaving after communion to get the coffee ready. Contact Frances Newman-Taylor (020 8467 8723).
WITH CHURCH PREMISES …
A rota of people clean the church. Help is always needed. Contact the Church Wardens on email@example.com
CHURCH HALL SUNDAY CLEAR UP
Help is needed to clear the hall after Gateway and Sunday Coffee. Contact Anne Scobie (020 8295 2443).
This group is responsible for the non-professional maintenance of the churchyard and work together on the 1st Saturday morning of each month, or independently at a time convenient to them. Activities include pruning, trimming, weeding and planting grass. Contact the Church Wardens on firstname.lastname@example.org
This year (2019) the Fair will take place on Saturday 7th December from 10am in the Hall (BR7 5PE). Each year and volunteers are always required to help with planning, publicity, setting up, dismantling and running stalls. Contact Sam Byrne (07951 270 896, email@example.com)
A small team of helpers are involved in the general upkeep of the memorial garden – cutting the grass, re-seeding, fertilising, and planting out, watering and general tidying. Contact Sue Thorogood (020 8467 2411).
Extra help is needed on the rota for the Lady Chapel flowers and/or for Church Festivals – Easter, Christmas and Harvest. For more information contact Sophie Cordwell on firstname.lastname@example.org
A team of four volunteers cook breakfast at the Whitechapel Mission on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month of the year. They meet at the Church Hall at 06:15am and return by 11:30am. You can choose to be on the rota once or twice a year. Contact Alex Burman (020 8325 5735).
We normally raise between £2-3000 during Christian Aid week in May. Help is needed with filling envelopes and/or delivering envelopes within the Parish. Contact David White (01689 820677).
If you would like to volunteer to become a church listener, or want to make an appointment to talk to one of our existing Church Listeners, please call the Parish Administrator, Selina Lindsay on 020 8467 0196 or Liz Abels on 020 8467 3924.