Get Involved > Volunteering
We are very fortunate to have two beautiful church buildings to worship in, but like all buildings they need to be regularly looked after, both for us and for future generations.
We always welcome new people coming forward to get involved in volunteering within the Parish. Below are listed some of the ways you could make a difference and make new friends in the process.
Gardening and Tidying the Church Grounds
All offers of help are gratefully received to assist us with keeping St Patrick’s Church frontage and car park tidy and free of weeds and rubbish. There are hedges and shrubs to regularly trim, so if you like a bit of gardening do get in touch.
At St John’s Church we have a large graveyard and car park to maintain and keep tidy, especially from invasive brambles and ivy. If you can spare some time (occasional or regular) to do some gardening, you would be most welcome here. Contact Austin Jenkins the Graveyard Manager if you would like to get involved in caring for the graveyard at St John’s Church.
If you are interested in finding out more about how you can help practically around the church, contact one of our Glebe Wardens:
Trevor Peoples at St Patrick’s Church- either in person at church, or by email: email@example.com
Jim Reid at St John’s Church to help with general maintenance – or speak to the Rector.
Painting and Varnishing
Having old church buildings always requires a degree of repainting of walls, doors, skirtings etc from time to time. If you are willing to give a hand the next time we have a painting project to do, just let our Glebe Warden know, so you can be added to our willing band of volunteer painters.