Working Groups And Committees
At our main Sunday services, our worship is led by our clergy team, but they are supported by many people who perform important roles such as Sidesmen and Welcomers, Servers and Assistants, Readers, Intercessors, Cantors, and those who offer the Prayer Ministry in the Lady Chapel after our 10am service.
Sidesmen (and women) are the first point of contact with members of the congregation, whether new or old, and visitors, and are therefore very important to the life of the Church. In addition to their welcoming role, they hand out and retrieve hymn and service books, and take up and count the offerings. We also have a team of people who act as Welcomers. They staff the Welcome Desk that operates after the 10am service, to answer any queries that people may have about any aspect of Church life.
Servers and Assistants are a team of people who, again on a rota basis, carry out the important tasks of preparing the altar and communion table and assisting the clergy in administering the bread and wine to the congregation.
Readers, Intercessors and Cantors are teams of people who, respectively, read the lessons, lead the prayers (intercessions) and lead the congregation in singing the psalms.
In addition, there are many working groups and committees within St Michael's that meet (mainly during the week) and that work hard to keep the Church going. They are listed below.
Clergy Team and Staff
Churchwardens and Deputies/Assistants
Parochial Church Council - PCC
Charities Support Group
Pastoral Group PCC
Worship and Music Group