Volunteering at St Peter’s
- Opportunities to join in, have fun, grow faith, and meet new people!
- What is God calling you to do?
Our life together as a church family relies on us all sharing our time and talent to support and serve our whole community. Offering what we can helps us as we worship, nurture, and take action together. On this page you’ll find ways you might like to get involved in our life together at St Peter’s.
Join the team that encourages people to gather after services, meet newcomers and deepen friendships. When? Mostly Sundays, 9.30am to set up & after service to serve and clear. Who? Anyone!
Become one of the friendly faces greeting people and guiding them into the service. When? Mostly Sundays, 9.30am until 11.30. Who? Anyone!
- Noisy Church & Children
Join the team that helps children engage with the big questions of life and faith. When? Sunday mornings & annual events Who? Anyone, subject to DBS.
- Hospitality & Events
Join the team of those who prepare food and drink for social events, and refreshments for special events such as concerts. When? Throughout the year. Who? Anyone!
- Music & Choir
Join our growing choir and help us expand our music-making. When? Weekday evening rehearsal, evenings for festivals, Sunday mornings. Who? Anyone who loves singing! Contact Ryan, our Music Director.
- Serving at the Altar
Play a key role in our worship by carrying the cross, candles or incense, distributing communion, or subdeaconing. When? Sundays and Festivals, arriving twenty minutes before the service. Who? Some serving roles are open to all, others reserved for communicants. All are welcome to become communicants!
- Reading & Intercessions
Enrich our worship by reading from the Bible, or leading us in prayer. When? Sunday mornings. Who? Anyone! Training in intercessions and reading available!
- Church Council or Finance
Do you have experience as a trustee or in running charities? Do your skills lie in numbers and finance? Are you passionate about good governance or preserving heritage buildings? Want to help St Peter’s continue to grow in faith and number? Join our PCC! When? 4 evening meetings a year. Who? Anyone can be co-opted, but membership requires membership of our church roll. How? Applications for co-option can come to the PCC at any time. PCC membership via election is each year at our May AGM.
- Healing & Prayer Ministry
We begin and end most weekdays with Morning & Evening Prayer at 08.30 and 5.30 for 20 minutes. We offer a monthly healing service and other opportunities to meet together for prayer on Saturdays at 10.00. Volunteers can lead or help guide others in prayer with a small amount of training. When? During scheduled services Who? Anyone!
We work hard to ensure St Peter’s is a safe place for everyone. When you volunteer, we make sure you have a clear role description and ask for a short character reference from someone who knows you well. For some roles, where you may be alone with children or vulnerable adults, we require a DBS check, and we’ll help to get that in place. We encourage and offer access to training for these roles. Contact us to find out more.
Get involved, be in touch!
If you’d like to get involved with one of these activities or teams (or just say hello or meet for a coffee to find out more about what’s involved) get in touch!