Volunteering can be the most rewarding way to be involved in St Patrick’s and make great friends in the process. The work of this Church is made possible by the gifts of time and talents by dedicated work of volunteers like you who help to run the activities each week, set up for Sunday services, teach our young people in Sunday School and young people’s Bible Study groups, Holiday Bible Club, Crèche, Mum and Toddler Group, Youth organisations, catering to name but a few. Volunteers help to smooth the running of activities, organising events or helping out with IT tasks. We aim to make our Church a vibrant part of the community.
Where would you like to help?
Take a look through the list below which outlines just a few of the areas where you might be able to help us…
Friendly faces to greet people coming to church, to show them a seat, provide them with books; introduce them to new friends and to provide answers to questions (the toilets!). There are no strangers in St Patrick’s only friends we haven’t met before.
The Sunday services and other events all require practical help: setting up chairs for Sunday school in Parish Hall and ancillary rooms, providing tea/coffee on occasions and clearing away. Magazine distributing, Accounts team membership. Building/ground maintenance, delivering gifts at Harvest time to the elderly and housebound etc.
Learn to operate the shortwave radio and sound desk, mix feeds, record services and on a few occasions provide multi-media presentations. Our IT team is an important player in Sunday services and other events.
Ministry Team – is there a place for you here ……..
Lay Reader, Parish Reader, Intercessor, Lesson Reader, Choir, Music team. (Training is available). Bible Study/Prayer Group, Confirmation preparation. If you are a confirmed member of the Church of Ireland, with the approval of the Rector and permission of the Bishop you can assist in the administration of Communion during Sunday Services.
Our leaders are involved in providing excellent and stimulating activities for young people. involving arts, crafts, biblical teaching, worship, each Sunday. If you love kids/young people and want to help out on Sunday mornings or during the week with our organisations Badminton etc., Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Look Wider groups, Mum/Carer Toddler Group and we would love to hear from you.
ST PATRICK’S implements “Safeguarding Trust : the Church of Ireland’s Code of Good Practice” and all applicants are required to complete an Access N.I. Form