Welcomer - Welcomes people to Mass with a smile. Keeps a particular eye out for new people or those who have not been for some time and tries to learn some names. Welcomers will also help coordinate the offertory procession and keep an eye out for the health, safety and well-being of the congregation.
Choir - The parish forms a small friendly choir for the major feasts of the year.
Music - Our parish has a few instrumentalists who currently play from time to time. It would be great to get a small and regular band together.
Altar Serving – Though often associated with children, adult servers also make a real contribution to the smooth running of the liturgy.
Reader - Readers proclaim the scriptures and announce the intentions of the bidding prayers at Mass. They should have good clear voices. Some training is usually provided.
Children’s Liturgy - provides an opportunity for children in year 3 and below to engage with the Word of God at Mass in a more child-friendly manner. It usually takes place at the 8.45am Mass in term time. Childrens' liturgy is an important part of Mass for families with young children and the support of grand-parents and those who don't or no longer have children is really welcome. A DBS check and safeguarding training is required.
Communion Minister - takes communion to the sick or housebound. Training is provided and a DBS and safeguarding training are also needed.
Screen operator / programmer - to operate the screens at St Joseph's from a laptop.
Coffee after Sunday Mass - provides hospitality after Mass on a rota basis. Currently every other week after 8.45am Mass at Farncombe, but would be great to extend if we had enough volunteers.