Volunteering

We hope that you may be inspired to take part or help in some of the events and activities that we run as a church. The church cannot grow or flourish without the support of people like you, and your time and talents.

Below are some examples of the other types of roles and activities that people currently undertake. If you can help in any way,  or if you have other ideas that you believe could help the church's mission, then please contact our Vicar, Revd Beverly Watson..

Altogether Worship

The 10am service on the first Sunday service of the month is called Altogether Worship and is a less formal, more interactive service than on the other Sundays of the month. Could you give some input or even deliver parts of this service? Please contact the church office if you think you could help.

Children & Youth work

Please read our pages on Children & Youth to see what we currently offer our children and youth through our dedicated team of volunteers.

Church work days

During the year, premises vision group organise work mornings to help get lots of small maintenance jobs completed.  For example, painting woodwork or walls, cleaning the church and hall. Work morning dates can be found in the calendar

Events and fundraising

Whilst the Mission Vision group coordinates the fundraising objectives of All Saints', all of the events are organised by smaller teams of people who have a love or interest in specific events. So whether you are a budding quizmaster, auctioneer or panto baddie, your input to our organisation of events for both fundraising and social activities would be most welcome. Please contact Eve Gunn, Chair of the Events vision group.

Flower arranging

The rota for each year's flower arrangers is planned in early December and new volunteers are always welcome! You are asked to provide one pedestal by the altar, once or twice a year, on a Friday or Saturday, as convenient. There are other volunteers who can water the flowers during the week.

For Christmas, Easter and Harvest, flowers are paid for by donations from the congregation and arranged by the team. They also enjoy doing weddings if you need a florist for such an event!

There are no flowers in Advent and Lent.

If you want to get involved, or have any other enquiry about flower arranging at All Saints' Church, please contact Sue Hemingway on 01483 570742.

Foundation Governor at Queen Eleanor's School Junior School and St Nicolas' Infant School

The PCC appoint Foundation Governors to sit on the board of Queen Eleanor's School in the parish and St Nicolas' Infant School in the bordering parish.

Harvest boxes

We celebrate our Harvest Service in September each year, and we always receive a great many donations of tins, fresh food and flowers. These are distributed to our eldery friends and neighbours by volunteers. Closer to the time, there will be an appeal for volunteers.

Intercessor 

These are the people who lead the prayers, called intercessions, during the Sunday morning services. The intercessions are led by one of our parishioners or occasionally a family. Please contact the Vicar, Revd Beverly Watson if you could be involved.

Lesson readers

One way to get involved in worship is to read a lesson during the service. The rota is sent out about once a quarter, and if you can't make the date next to your name, you can swap with another volunteer. Contact the Vicar, Revd Beverly Watson, if you want to help in this way.

Musicians

See our pages on the choir and the music group to look at the opportunities available to a range of muscial abilities.

Pastoral assistants

Pastoral assistants work on a voluntary basis within the parish under the direction of the Vicar to support and contribute towards the pastoral ministry within the parish.  There is a structured Diocesan training scheme to complete in order to be a pastoral assistant.

Sidespeople

A sidesperson’s duties include meeting and greeting people as they arrive for a service, especially those who are newcomers or visitors. They also organise the distribution of service books and papers and take the collection. After the service, they tidy the church. Contact the Vicar, Revd Beverly Watson, for any further details.

Sunday refreshments 

After the 10am Sunday service, refreshments are served in the church hall, and it's always lovely to have a happy, smiley face serving you your cup of tea or coffee! A rota system operates. Please contact the church office if you think you could help.

Toddlers at All Saints - refreshments

The Baby and Toddler group meet on a Friday morning in the church hall, and have a rota of volunteers serving refreshments to the mums, dads and other carers whilst the children play, explore and sing together.