Volunteering

We hope that you may be inspired to take part or help in some of the events and activities that we run as a church.  The church cannot grow or flourish without the support of people like you, and your time and talents.

Below are some examples of the other types of roles and activities that people currently undertake.  If you can help in any way, or if you have other ideas that you believe could help the church's mission, then please contact Kay Mundy (therevkaymundy@gmail.com) or other members of the leadership team.

Coffee mornings at Apperley and Chaceley

These happen on the last Friday morning of the month in Apperley church and the first Thursday morning of the month in Chaceley Village Hall.  If you would like to help with setting up, serving, washing up or making the occasional cake, we'd love to hear from you.

Children and Youth Work

Revd Kay Mundy would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved with our young people or finding a way to introduce more youngsters to our churches.  (therevkaymundy@gmail.com)

Church Work Day

Periodically we organise work days to help get lots of small maintenance jobs completed.  For example, painting woodwork or walls, cleaning the churches and hall.  Please ask for more details.

Events and Fundraising

We are very dependent on fundraising to keep our churches open so if you have a love of or interest in specific events, we'd love to hear from you.  Whether you are a budding quizmaster, auctioneer or generally good at organising social events, your input to our organisation of events for both fundraising and social activities would be most welcome.  Please contact a member of the leadership team.

Flower Arranging

New volunteers are always welcome!  We have flowers in all our churches so if you would like to be part of a flower arranging team, especially at Christmas, Easter and Harvest, we'd love to hear from you.

There are no flowers in Advent and Lent.

Foundation Governors at Deerhurst and Apperley Church Primary School

The PCC appoint Foundation Governors to sit on the board of Deerhurst and Apperley Primary School.  For more information, please contact the Benefice Administrator: vicky.fowkes@live.co.uk, or telephone 01452 780880.

Intercessor

These are the people who lead the prayers, called intercessions, during the Sunday morning services.  The intercessions are led by one of our parishioners or occasionally a family. Please us if you would like to be involved.

Lesson Readers

One way to get involved in worship is to read a lesson during the service.  Some of the churches have rotas which are sent out about once a quarter, and if you can't make the date next to your name, you can swap with another volunteer.  Contact us if you want to help in this way.

Musicians

We are blessed with our organists but if you are an organist or would like to give it a go, please let us know, there will always be opportunities to play.  The benefice also has a small choir, which meets alternate Thursday evenings, and sings at Forthampton on the first and third Sundays of the month.  The choir is also available for weddings.

Pastoral Visiting

Pastoral visiting is done on a voluntary basis within the parish to support and contribute towards the pastoral ministry within the parish.  Volunteering in this area will require a safeguarding check.

Sidespeople

A sidesperson’s duties include meeting and greeting people as they arrive for a service, especially those who are newcomers or visitors.  They also organise the distribution of service books and papers and take the collection.  After the service, they tidy the church.

Sunday Refreshments

After some of our services, refreshments are served, and it's always lovely to have a happy, smiley face serving you your cup of tea or coffee!  Please contact our administrator (vicky.fowkes@live.co.uk, or telephone 01452 780880) if you think you could help.