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We are always looking for volunteers to help grow our ministry and mission.
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What is serving?

To serve is to give of your time and talents to God and His Church. It is an important aspect of discipleship. When we serve, we follow the example set by the servant-king Jesus. 

Why should I serve?

Not only is serving an important part of discipleship and growing our faith, it’s also a great way of finding community in our church. By serving, you’re joining other volunteers on a team, meeting new people and welcoming others into our church family. By serving you are making a difference to the life our church and our ministry to those who do not yet know that they are loved by God.

How can I serve?

There are so many ways to serve at St Peter’s. We are in need of volunteers to help with the running of our worship services on a Sunday, at the 8.30am and the 10am, with welcomers, sidespeople, and refreshments (to name a few roles). We also have evening services throughout the month, such as Choral Evensong and Taize.

We are in need of leaders for our Junior Church (Second and Fourth Sunday of the month during the 10am) and Messy Church (Third Sunday of the month at 3pm).

We would also love to have help at our Parent, Baby & Toddler Group, Mondays, 10am to 11.30am during term-time.

For further information on the various opportunities and what each role entails, please see below.

 

Who can serve?

For some of our roles, specifically with working with children (e.g. Junior Church, Messy Church and Parent, Baby & Toddler Group), we require all adults to be DBS checked. Don’t worry, this won’t cost you anything, as this is covered by the Diocese of Chester. It might sound daunting, but it’s really important that all within our church are kept safe.

What are the expectations?

We’re really grateful for our volunteers and could not do what we do without them (and hopefully you, too!). Like anything worthwhile, there are some things to consider before signing up:

  1. Please be there when you say you’re going to be there and be on time. We put together a rota in advance for each quarter for our Sunday Services, which we build around your availability. Sometimes it is helpful for volunteers to have a pattern or rhythm of serving that helps them remember, e.g. First Sunday of the month. We know that plans can change, so if you can’t make your scheduled date, please make a swap with someone else on your specific team. We can give you the contact details of members of your team.
  2. For all volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults, we will require a DBS check and that you receive a copy of our Safeguarding Policy. In some circumstances, you might be required to do some online Safefuarding Training. You do not need to pay for the DBS check; we can help you with your application and the documentation needed. This is not applicable for certain roles such as welcomers, sidespersons and the refreshments team.
  3. Be committed to the Christian values and safeguarding practices of St Peter’s. Safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church. As children of God, made in the image of God, we are all worthy of love, respect and dignity. It’s important that our church is a safe space and we are committed to the flourishing of all in our community. As an inclusive church, we want all who walk through our doors to feel welcomed and valued for who they are. For some who have never experienced church before, you could be their first impression of church.

Serving Opportunities

Junior Church Leader

We are looking for leaders for Junior Church programme on the Second and Fourth Sunday of each month, during the 10am. We follow the Roots curriculum, so all material and resources are provided for. If you don’t feel confident being the main leader of the session, don’t worry, it would be great to have assistant helpers for each session.

Junior Church is a great opportunity to help children explore faith in a simple and fun way through Bible stories, songs and crafts. We would love to grow this ministry more, so if you are interested please let us know.

All volunteers will need to be DBS checked.

Messy Church

We are one of many churches in the UK that takes part in Messy Church. This is church, but not as you know it! Messy Church is a way of being church for families and others. It is Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. Messy Church is on the Third Sunday of the Month at 3pm, in St Peter’s House.

We would love to have help at Messy Church in our outreach to young families. Whether that is help with setting up and packing down, leading a craft, game or activity, helping prepare food, or telling a story or leading songs.

Sidespeople

Sidespeople assist the Churchwardens in fulfilling their duties during the service. This includes welcoming people prior to the service, assisting with the collection during the service, and helping people know when to go up for Holy Communion.

Welcomers

Welcomers assist sidespeople with greeting people as they arrive in church prior to the service. This is an important role, especially for welcoming newcomers who might not know much about church or what to expect. Welcomers also hand out service and notice sheets as and when required.

Refreshments Team

Hospitality is such an important part of church in the welcome and fellowship that we offer. We serve tea and filter coffee after the 8.30am and 10am services in the Veranda Room at St Peter’s House. Our Refreshments Team ensure that everything is ready: switching the coffee machine on, making sure the tables and chairs are set out, making pots of tea, and clearing away at the end.

Hale Tidy-Up

Typically once a month, a team of volunteers set out from St Peter’s House to litterpick in the Hale area on a Sunday afternoon. We advertise dates in advance. Please bring your own protective gloves. All other litterpicking equipment is provided. We serve refreshments in St Peter’s House after the pick. Children are welcome to take part if accompanied with a parent/guardian.

St Peter's Parent, Baby & Toddler Group

We are looking for volunteers to help grow our ministry to parents, babies and toddlers, and parents-to-be. We meet on Mondays at 10am in St Peter’s House during term-time. This is a ‘stay and play’ group, with refreshments, toys and songs.

If you have time to spare, we would love help with setting up (and packing away), serving refreshments from the kitchen hatch, and chatting with our parents and making them feel welcome.

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