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Serve With Us

At St Mary Magdalen we believe that we are all responsible for running an active, vibrant, and loving Church that helps to meet the needs of its congregations and the wider Parish. We serve with joy, giving back to God what She has given us, and going wherever we feel He has called us to go. If joining one of the teams below feels right to you, then we welcome you!

St Mary Magdalen Church is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post-holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to acceptable pre-appointment checks that include a satisfactory Enhanced DBS and references.


We want every person who walks through our doors to feel welcomed, and as part of this commitment we need people to greet people on their way in, show them around and (if they are new) introduce them to others.

The serving team

The serving team are vital to our worship, and ensure that our main Sunday services engage all the senses! If you have seen someone carrying a cross, lighting candles, dispersing incense or distributing Communion, they are all part of our wonderful serving team. To join this team you will need to learn a little more about how our services work. You will also need to get to Church a little early to help set up the Altar (the large table at the far end of the Church where the bread and wine are blessed) and help to put everything away afterwards.

Working with children and young people

Children are the future of the Church, but they are also full members of our community while they are still young. On the 1st Sunday of each month we have our Family Mass at 10am. At this service, families are especially welcome, with liturgy chosen to engage everyone, including little ones. On all other Sundays, we have our Diddy Disciples (Sunday School) from 10am, facilitated by our Children's Ministry team.

Before you start working with young people or children, you will need to be DBS checked in order to comply with the Church safeguarding processes. Our Safeguarding Officer will talk you through what is necessary.

Reading the Bible

The Bible forms the basis of what we believe and everything that we do in Church. Our Sunday morning services all contain Bible readings that are read by members of the congregation, and form the basis of the sermon. Reading the Bible well is vital in helping the congregation understand its meaning, and deepen their relationship with God.

Public prayers

Our Sunday morning services include time for prayers that are written and read by members of the congregation. Typically we pray for:

  • The Church (both our own Parish and the wider Church)

  • Creation, human society and those in authority (including our Bishops and our own leaders)

  • The local community

  • Those who suffer

  • Those who have died

Prayers do not have to be complicated or “churchy”, above all they are an intimate conversation between the people and the Lord.

Refreshments team

Everyone loves a cup of tea! Almost all of our services and events involve tea, coffee and ideally cake, and we always need people to help switch the urn on, set out crockery, serve tea, coffee and cake, and tidy up afterwards.

Catering team

Do you love cooking? Our Luncheon Club happens every other Thursday morning and provides a three course meal to around 25 people. Throughout the year we have also hold occasional events (such as Harvest Lunch) that require catering.

Image by Aaron Burden

Still have questions? Get in touch.

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