To find out more about our current Sunday worship online and “in person” just check our COVID-19 Information.
Lay involvement is a key part of our pattern of worship in the parish and even during the COVID crisis we are able to play a part in online services, for example by writing the intercessions. When services can be held in church, we are also able to have music provided by the organist and a small choir, and welcomers, readers and intercessors are once more able to play their part.
In normal times members of our church congregations play an active role in all services, from welcoming people at the door to serving coffee afterwards. Each church has slightly different ways of working, but lay members are responsible for writing and reading intercessions, and there is a team of volunteers at St Mary’s who offer prayer ministry after the main Sunday service. There are also teams of lay ministers and servers who play an important role in regular worship. In addition, once a month St John’s has an “All Together” service, while at St Mary’s, the third Sunday has an “Open Space” service which is planned and led jointly by clergy and the laity.
If you would like to get involved in any way, do speak to the clergy or churchwardens.