Alongside Stephen a number of people assist with worship.
Jayne Catley is a commissioned Lay Worship Leader and is involved in leading different aspects of worship at St Mary’s as well as coordinating our Pastoral Prayer Ministry Team who are available after our 9.30 service on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
As well as Jayne, there are a number of people involved in leading our @11 Worship service these people include Elizabeth and Bill Carter, Kat and Mat Riddell, Ian Henry and Carrie Partridge.
Church Wardens are office holders in the Church. Their responsibilities include the Fabric (infrastructure) of the Church Building, ensuring that services happen, and care for the vicar and family. Church wardens are volunteers elected annually by the PCC (Church Council) and serve a maximum of six years.
Our current Church wardens are:
Our Pastoral team of Lay Pastoral Assistants visit those who are unable to come to Church services or who are ill, take communion to the local care homes and folk who are housebound and offer love and support in and around our village community. We also have a Safeguarding officer who’s focus is on the safeguarding of all those who are part of, or connected to our Church community.
Our LPA team members are:
The PCC is the council that is responsible for all areas of Church life and ministry. It is elected each year at the Annual Meeting and each member serves 3 years. The Vicar and Church Wardens are ex-officio members of the PCC. The vicar is the Chair of the PCC.
Elizabeth Carter is Church Warden, Deanery Synod representative and is an ex-officio member of the PCC
Bill Carter is vice chair of the PCC and chair of the Fabric Committee which looks after the Church building and makes recommendations to the PCC about the upkeep and development of the Church facilities and Deanery Synod representative.