Volunteering

The easiest way to Get Involved in Our Vision for St. Mary's in Atherstone, is to come along to one of our services and introduce yourself to someone in the congregation. From there on in, we will be able to help and advise you. Alternatively, you could use our convenient Contact Us form to ask how you can become more involved in the Church.

Other Volunteering Opportunities

The PCC would be grateful if volunteers could be found:  

         to help with Sunday School

         to help with Tea & Coffee Bar

         to be a contact person for people needing home or hospital visits.  

Tea & Coffee bar

An opportunity to help out at the end of services and provide coffee/tea/biscuits  after the services. The Church is also open on Tuesday and Friday mornings providing a Tea, Coffee and Biscuits service to any visitors.
Skills required: An ability to make the perfect cup of tea or coffee!
Time commitment: Set up 30 minutes prior to start of service or the Tuesday / Friday morning events. Typically you could be serving Teas and Coffees for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Training given: Full training will be given by an ‘old hand’ at making tea and coffee.

Reading

During every service we require people to read one of the bible passages.
Skills required: All that you need is a clear speaking voice.
Time commitment: It is usual to read at one service every 1-2 months.

Counting the Collection

This team is responsible for counting the collection from Sunday services.
Skills required: An ability to add up!
Time commitment:  Requires about 30 minutes after the Service.
Training given:  We are happy to give full training. 

 Leading Intercessions (Prayers) at one of the Services

This is not as scary as you might think! There are many people who will advise and guide you, should you feel you need help.
Skills required: A clear speaking voice is very useful.
Time commitment: It takes around 30 minutes to 1 hour to prepare the intercessions, and about four minutes to read them during the service.

Occasional Office Support

During particularly busy times, support in the church office with administrative tasks would be most welcome. In expressing a desire to serve in this way, you are agreeing to being contacted during a busy period to see whether or not you are free to help at that particular time; you are by no means making a firm commitment to help every time!
Skills required:  A willingness to  muck-in.
Time commitment: A one off commitment of a couple of hours.
Training given: Training will be given for each task.

Stewarding – Side Person

There are three parts to this task.  Greeting people as they come into Church and directing them to their seats;  taking the offertory plates around the Church during the collection and guiding people forward to receive Holy Communion.  This is a really fun way of getting to know new people!
Skills required:  A warm and friendly nature.  A willingness to meet and greet people as they come into the Church. Note: Husband/wife or other ‘buddy’ teams are very welcome in this role.