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 Alan Mustoe (020 8467 4405).                        

 

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 Rector (0208 467 4405)

 

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 Kathleen Mustoe (020 8467 4405).

 

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 Alex Burman (020 8325 5735).

 

TAKING PART IN THE OFFERTORY PROCESSION                       

This consists of taking the bread, wine, water and book of prayers up to the altar table. Contact Theodora Chamberlain (020 8302 3658).

 

CHURCH CHOIR                       

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 88515740).

 

BELL RINGING                       

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).

 

NATIVITY TABLEAU                       

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.jenner@yahoo.co.uk)

 

COFFEE ROTA                       

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:                        

 

CHURCH CLEANING 

A rota of people clean the church. Help is always needed. Contact Mary Williams (020 8467 2880).

 

CHURCH HALL SUNDAY CLEAR UP                       

Help is needed to clear the hall after Gateway and Sunday Coffee. Contact Anne Scobie (020 8295 2443).

 

CHURCHYARD MAINTENANCE                       

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 Jim Pratt (020 8467 9383).

 

CHRISTMAS FAIR                       

This takes place in November each year and volunteers are always required to help with planning, publicity, setting up, dismantling and running stalls. Contact Sarah Finch (07823 887 888)

 

MEMORIAL GARDEN                       

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).

 

FLOWER ARRANGING                       

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 The Rector, alan.mustoe@akmustoe.co.uk .

 

Christian outreach:                        

 

WHITECHAPEL MISSION 

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).

 

CHRISTIAN AID                        

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).

 

CHURCH LISTENERS                       

To make an appointment with one of the Christian Listeners call the Parish Administrator (020 8467 0196) or Liz Abels (020 8467 3924).