Get Involved!

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At All Saints’ we believe in every-member ministry; i.e. that we all have a part to play in the body of Christ, whether it is small or big, visible or invisible.

All who help as volunteers in All Saints’ are contributing to the ministry of our church, using each our gifts to the best of our ability in the service of God and our neighbours.

All we do here is our collective responsibility, so support and guidance will be offered as needed. Please speak to Tamsin, the parish administrator or Richard the vicar if there are any problems so that we can resolve them together.

The following is a list of serving opportunities to help you find a ministry match.  If one or more potential opportunities interest you, please contact the relevant contact person and he/she will get in touch with you.  Thanks for helping us continue to broaden and deepen as a church which has a passion to bless others.

Administrative jobs

Whilst we have a Parish Administrator, there are lots of jobs that can be done by those with administrative gifts. Please contact Tamsin Gilbert on 391319 or info@allsaintsmarcham.org if you wish to know more.

CCLI reporting
All Saints’ has a license that allows us to reproduce and play music, lyrics, songs and videos. These must all be reported online to CCLI on a regular basis. The task involves entering the relevant information into an online database. To volunteer for this task you must be computer literate and pay attention to detail. It can be done from home and after some initial training only requires 5-10 minutes a week.

DBS recruiter
This job involves sorting out the DBS checks for those volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults. Any volunteer would need to be computer literate have a good sense of organisation and be able to pay attention to details. The role would involve communicating with other volunteers and chasing them up as well as keeping the Safeguarding officer informed. In order to do this role, an application must be made to CCPAS. The time taken for this role varies from month to month. Some times are busier than others.

Writing/ reporting
One of the areas of the website that we would love to develop further is the ‘Latest News’ section. If you love to write, perhaps you would consider writing regular reports of what happens in our church. This can be done in your own time. Simply submit any article to Tamsin in the church office who will check it over with Richard and then post on the website. It is really great for visitors to our website to get a taste of what goes on in our church. Articles need be no longer than a couple of paragraphs and photos can also be submitted.
 

Cooking/ Catering

Baking communion bread
We love to use proper bread for our morning communion services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. If you are a keen baker and would like to help, please let us know. Please contact Tamsin Gilbert on 391319 or info@allsaintsmarcham.org
 
Simply Suppers
One of the ways we try to show God’s love to one another is by providing a simple, home-cooked meal for those in our congregation who are in need, whether because they are ill, moving house, having a baby or just having a tough time. Rachel Gaisford oversees and organises this ministry when needed. If you would like to join her list of potential cookers, please contact her direct on 391432.

Village Café
Each week we run a ‘Village café’ in the Sports and Social Club that provides a meal for anyone who wants it. The role may involve preparing and cooking lunch, setting up, serving or clearing away. If you would like to join the team or want to know more about what is involved, please speak to Jenny Allan on 391373.

Practical Jobs

Church Cleaning
The church building is kept clean by a team of volunteers who take in turns to hoover, dust and clean. If you like hands-on work, then this is a great job that makes a real difference to the church. Being in the countryside, the dust and dirt accumulate fast! This job takes about 2 hours every 5 weeks or so. Please contact Tamsin Gilbert on 391319 or info@allsaintsmarcham.org

Christmas Candles
One of our key services each year is our Carols by Candlelight; in order for this to go ahead, someone must put out all the candles and their holders, light them and manage them. The job is an annual thing, but does require a lot of time in the week leading up to the Carol service and also before the Midnight Holy Communion. Instruction will be given! If you have time to spare for this, please contact Charles Gaisford on 391432.

Audio-visual team
An important part of our ministry is ensuring that all the congregation can hear and see what is going on in services. We have a very small audio-visual team and would love to recruit more people into this vital ministry. It helps if you are technically-minded and computer literate, but full training will be given. Please contact Charles Gaisford for more information on 391432. The time commitment would be currently about 2 services a month. We ask that the AV team are at church by 9.15am on a Sunday morning to make sure things are set up before the service needs to begin.

Welcome team/ sidesperson
A friendly face can really help visitors feel valued and welcome. If you are good at hospitality and love to meet new people, this could be the perfect role for you. On average our Welcomers do one service a month, getting there at about 9.30am. There are a number of associated duties, such as giving out service sheets, making sure candles are lit and the hymn numbers are on the board. These are not too difficult and training will be given! Please contact Tamsin Gilbert on 391319 or info@allsaintsmarcham.org

Youth and Children’s work

Sunday school
If you love to work with kids and teach them from God’s word, then we have a job for you. Teaching children about God and helping them to understand what it means to be a Christian is such a vital ministry in our church. We are really keen to recruit more people who are able to prepare for and lead a group, but even if you would just like to help to start with we’d love to hear from you. If this is something you are interested in, please contact Jill Rowe, our Children and Families Minister for further information on 07811165351 or families@allsaintsmarcham.org. Anyone helping with children’s work will be asked to complete some paperwork and have a DBS check.

After-school drop-in
Each Wednesday during term time our youth worker, Rob, runs two after school drop-in clubs, 3:30-6pm and 6-8pm. If you have time to spare on a Wednesday and would like to spend time chatting, playing or crafting with young people please do get in contact with Rob on 07888331708 or youth@allsaintsmarcham.org. Currently this club operates due to the spectacular commitment of a few individuals but more people are needed in order to keep this provision going and for it to expand

There are of course many other opportunities to serve within our church, and if you are currently wondering where you fit in, but are not sure that any of the roles above are right for you, please do get in contact with Richard on 391319 or vicar@allsaintsmarcham.org to discuss further.