Get involved> Volunteering


We hope that you 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 the Priest in Charge ( or other members of the leadership team.

Coffee morning at Apperley- Refreshments

This happens on the last Friday morning of the month in Apperley church. 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

Barbara and/or 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. (

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 or interest in specific events, we'd love to hear from you. So 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 Barbara (

Harvest Boxes

We celebrate our Harvest Services in September each year, and we always receive a great many donations of tins, fresh food and flowers. These are distributed to our elderly friends and neighbours by volunteers. Closer to the time, there will be an appeal for volunteers. (


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 contact the Vicar ( if you could be involved.

Lesson Readers

One way to get involved in worship is to read a lesson during the service. The rota is 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 Barbara if you want to help in this way. (


We are blessed with our organists but if you are an organist or are willing to give it a go, please let Barbara know - there will always be opportunities to play. (

Pastoral Visiting

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


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.Contact Barbara for any further details. (

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 ( if you think you could help.