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Church Choir - Singing at morning and evening services in Sundays and festivals. Rehearsing Friday each week. All ages 7 and upwards welcome.
Altar Servers - Carrying the cross and candles at the Parish Eucharist on Sunday mornings and for special services. Trained by experienced servers.
Sidespersons - Welcoming people as they arrive at services. Issuing hymn books and helping to collect the offertory and count it after the service. You need to be on the Electoral Roll for this duty and would be required on duty one month in four.
Bell Ringers - Half an hour before the 10 am service on Sunday. May be needed at weddings.
Reading the lessons
Leading intercessions - Preparing and leading prayers at the Parish Eucharist and some special services.
General help for the church
Flower arranging - Buying and arranging flowers on a Friday morning and watering them twice weekly. Flowers are paid for from the Church flower fund.
Church Guardians - To keep the church open for visitors. One hour from 10-11 am on weekday mornings. Always two people together. Occasional duties on a rota.
Brass cleaning - One hour every 4 weeks on a rota.
Church silver - Cleaning also on a rota.
Laundering of church linen - on a rota.
Offering transport - For the elderly and disabled to church services and functions occasionally when required.
Making and service coffee/tea - After Sunday or Wednesday morning services, on a rota.
Contemplative Prayer Group
Bible Study Group
Afternoon Reading Group
Wondering About Religion
Parochial Church Council - You need to be aged over 17, on the Electoral Roll and confirmed, to be elected as a member.
Stage Group - Helping with the annual pantomime and occasional revues.
Church Magazine and other communications and publicity.
Christian Stewardship Committee - Helping to increase financial and other support for the Church.
Shire Oak Church of England Primary School's Governing Body - meeting twice a term to assist the school.
One of the most valuable ways to support the Church in doing God's work is to make regular financial donations, weekly, monthly or annually. This can be by cash or cheque in an envelope, or by Standing Order to the bank.
If you are a tax payer, we can reclaim the tax without any extra cost or any interference in your private affairs. This increases the value of your donation significantly.