Serving the Parish

Cleaning and maintenance

After Monday morning Mass, a group of volunteers gathers in church to sweep, wash, vacuum, dust and polish. If you can spare an hour, you will be very welcome.

There are often jobs that need to be done around the church and the priest’s accommodation, minor things that need repairing or renewing. Again, at present this falls on a few people so it would be useful to have a maintenance team – people who could be called upon as a need arose, including some with trades such as electrician, plumber, carpenter, painter. If you would be willing to help occasionally in such a capacity, please contact us.

Counting and banking teams

While the parish depends on the income from weekly collection, counting, checking and banking the money each week are not the most exciting of tasks and so we are extremely grateful to the people who take on this task. A team counts and records the weekly donations in the Planned Giving Envelopes while others deal with the other cash collected each week, making sure that each separate amount – loose cash, retiring collections, candles, papers etc. is properly recorded and accounted for before being banked.

Finance committee

In accordance with the Church’s code of Canon Law, the parish has a Finance Committee which meets regularly to monitor our income and expenditure and advise the Parish Priest on financial matters. If you are interested to see more about the parish finances, summary accounts are posted every six months and can be found at the back of the church near the inner door.