Our Welcome

OUR WELCOME

Some of the ways in which we try to help everyone feel welcomed and  valued:

 · We  have a lively and  faithful Lay Pastoral Team who through prayer, personal contact, visiting, phone calls provide a ministry of care for all the Church family and, as appropriate, the wider parish.

· Every year we try to arrange a round  of social events (meals, walks, sport, music etc.)  to which all are welcome.

· We hold a Parish Sunday lunch about three times a year.

· We celebrate a Christmas Lunch each year in one of the pubs in our parish—it’s a great laugh and the bar staff are amazed that this is a church group having such fun!

· There are events arranged regularly  specially for young people .

· The Men’s Moot  meets on the first Monday  evening each month for a pint and a chat.

· · The  church building is  open on Mondays to wedensdays during school termtimes for all to use as a place for quiet, for prayer – or just to look round.

· We have “Welcome” cards  available in the pews for people to fill in to ask for a visit or to be placed on the Church Family Roll.

· We are  slowly  developing  the Churchyard as a resource for the community, as a place of quiet and peace and as a wildlife resource. We have already produced a complete catalogue of all the monumental inscriptions in church and in the graveyard.