Ministers of the Word
Volunteers proclaim the readings and lead the prayer of the faithful during Mass and other liturgies. A rota is prepared bi-monthly. Training sessions are arranged from time to time.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
As the priest is the “ordinary” minister of the Eucharist, those who volunteer to assist in distribution of the Eucharist at Mass are referred to as extraordinary minsters of the Eucharist. Training is required for this role.
Due to the pandemic and the suspension of Masses with public attendance, the ministers of the Eucharist are not active currently.
Music is a very important element of all liturgy and we encourage congregational participation in singing during our Masses. We have musicians, solo singers and choirs who perform as part of Masses and other liturgies. Unfortunately, during the pandemic there has been a ban on congregational and choral singing even when we are open for Mass with public attendance. We look forward to the return of choral and congregational singing in due course and we are very grateful to our solo musicians and singers who continue to provide music for our 11.30am Sunday Mass.
Welcome and Hospitality group
This group organise regular tea and coffee mornings and other social events to allow parishioners and newcomers to meet and chat in an informal setting.
We have a group of dedicated volunteers who arrange the gathering up of collections during Mass and ensure all monies received are stored in the safe. A small team then organise the counting and banking of all monies.
Floral Art Team
For all those interested in flowers and art we have a dedicated team who ensure our sanctuary area and the whole church is beautifully decorated with flowers and plants appropriate to the liturgical season. The team ensure all arrangements are maintained throughout the days and weeks.
The church gardens in front of the main door are also maintained by volunteers.
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic required new groups of volunteers to assist in cleaning the church on a daily basis and stewarding all Masses and liturgies held in the church.
We thank all those parishioners who continue to assist in all areas of parish life. More volunteers are always welcome!