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St Michael and All Angels' Church Galleywood

Volunteering

There are many ways to get involved with the church - including involvement with the choir, bible study groups, youth groups, sunday school, church at the car boot sale, Make lunch, Friendship plus, and so on. You can see reference to these in other pages of the Website. If you have a question or want to be involved just write to the churchwardens (gavin.adlington@gmail.com or apepper36@gmail.com) who can advise you or put you in touch with the right people. 

At the time of writing (May 2022) the world has gone through some major tragedies with the COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The 'cost of living' crisis hitting our community with rising energy prices, inflation and difficulties in coping with life is a big issue for all - and getting worse all the time. Many that have never before had problems are using foodbanks or having to decide if they can heat their homes. We are trying to make sure our church is 'open' so that anybody passing by can drop in to just sit in peace in a 'holy' environment or pray and ask God for help or forgiveness. As often as possible we would like to have church members present to give comfort or advice (and maybe a cup of tea or coffee), and if you would like to get involved with this please let the churchwardens know. 

But there are also many 'jobs' that are done by volunteers. This can range from simple things like agreeing to be responsible for a notice board or joining the churchyard tidy up group that meets once a month. But we also have people that arrange the flowers or serve the teas and coffees after services, and yet others that have skills to do minor repairs (or even big repairs and church building maintenance), or managing the Website and keeping digital records. Others are willing to 'meet and greet' people as they come into church, support the fund-raising activities or deposit money at the bank after the services. This is not a complete list! Most tasks only take a half hour or so a week (and not every week) and the more that church members and attendees contribute the more we get to know each other and enjoy each others company. It also takes the burden off those in the church that already do a lot. 

So contact our Churchwardens who will gladly make sure that your talents are utilised. 

 

Volunteering at St Michael’s <click here> for information leaflet.