We hope everyone will feel welcome at St Saviour’s Church, but we also hope for friendships and faith to grow as we meet, worship, and serve God together. We believe that everyone has a part to play in the life of the church – in other words ‘every member ministry’ – and we love to see each person discovering and using his or her gifts.
Together we can see our lives, our workplaces, our communities, our town, our country, and our world change, as we see God at work and his kingdom come.
Everyone has a role to play, and there are lots of different ways to be involved. Here’s a run-down of the teams in our church. Have a look at what suits your interests, your personality, and your availability, and contact us if you would like to find out more.
If you love children and want them to know God closely, to live full lives with him, and to have fun and grow friendships, why not consider joining our children’s teams? There are lots of opportunities to serve with our Sunday and weekday groups, as well as at special events and our monthly Messy Church. We’d be pleased to tell you more, so do get in touch.
Key contact: Caz Gatehouse, Children’s Minister
Comfort Food team
Comfort Food is a practical way in which we try to help members of our church facing extra demands in life. This might be, for example, after having a new baby, following surgery or an illness, or after a bereavement. The Comfort Food team aim to provide home-cooked meals for a week or two, just to give a little help during times of need. We also love to get ahead by preparing and freezing some meals so we can be ready for any emergency.
If you would like to get involved with the Comfort Food team, by cooking meals or by delivering them, please contact Lizzy Potter via the church office .
Key contact: Lizzy Potter
Companions Cafe team
Our Companions Cafe is a great way to serve our community, with opportunities to chat to all sorts of people. If you have a sociable disposition, perhaps you’d like to consider joining the team. It takes place on the third Friday of the month – a small commitment with the potential to make a big difference. Contact Julie Melvin to find out more.
Key contact: Julie Melvin
Craft Connections team
Our Craft Connections team has a lot of fun with crafts, but mostly it’s all about the people that come along. If you enjoy encouraging others and helping them to develop their potential, why not join us for crafts, friendship, coffee and cake. Get in touch with Angie Benning to join in the fun .
Key contact: Angie Benning
Creative Expressions group
Love to be creative, practical, hands on? Join our team to decorate the church in praise of God in readiness for our Sunday services. More than just flowers; more about worshipping God in all the expressive ways we can!
Key contact: Pauline Blunden
Diamond Times team
Play board games, enjoy some friendly chatter, and generally just have a good time with the ladies and gentlemen who come along to Diamond Times. We’d love to hear from you if you would like to join our team.
Key contact: Brenda Barton
We run a number of events throughout the year – such as Messy Church, the Light Party, Single Parents’ events – and these need practical and servant-hearted support in various ways. This might involve pretty much anything – from setting up and welcoming people, to leading craft activities or games, and clearing up at the end.
Our events team would love to be contacted with offers of help for these one-off events. If you would like to help at these fun and exciting occasions, please let us know via the church office.
Key contact: church office
In the lovely grounds around the church, there are lavenders and roses, trees and shrubs, and spacious lawns. If you enjoy fresh air and plants, even if you don’t know much about gardening, it would be great to have you on our gardening team. Find out more about how you can help – contact Duncan Jones, Dave Fisher or Robin Worsfold via the church office.
Contact: Gardening team via church office
When there is such a lot going on in a church and its buildings, it’s inevitable that there will be a bit of wear and tear, things that need fixing, or practical things that need sorting. If you are a practical person and good at getting the job done, we’d love to have you on the team. Get in touch with Steve Farrant via the church office to find out more about how you can help.
Key contact: Steve Farrant
Chatting over a drink or sharing delicious food is a great way to spend time together and to get to know people better. Our refreshments team makes that happen. From serving hot drinks with a warm smile after a Sunday service, to helping with light refreshments at our special events, there is a role for everyone who has a heart for hospitality. Join our friendly refreshments team – Ellen Gill and the team will be happy to hear from you.
Key contact: church office
Linked Ladies team
Our Linked Ladies team loves to welcome all women, giving time for coffee and chat, and time for Bible study. If you enjoy getting into the Word and drawing alongside other women in the church, get in touch to join the team.
Key contact: Mel McPherson
Our media team resources our services and events by running the computer system and screens for all our ‘words’ displays, Powerpoint presentations, DVDs, etc. If you are interested in media presentations, or would like to develop some skills in this area, find out more about joining our media team by getting in touch with Peter Simpkins via the church office. Training and support are given.
Key contact: Peter Simpkins
Open Link team
The Link is open for refreshments and friendly chat on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings. We have a team of people who love to make everyone welcome, serve hot drinks and other refreshments, and sit and chat with anyone who pops in, or even get involved with praying for people.
The Link is a great hub for all the weekly activities at St Saviour’s and offers opportunities to reach out and serve. Get in touch with Julie Melvin via the church office if you would like to help in this way.
Key contact: Angie Benning
We have beautiful flowers in church every Sunday, all given by our creator God for our enjoyment. They are a blessing to us in our reflections and as we lift our voices and hearts in worship each week. If you enjoy flowers or other creative expressions and would like to serve by helping with our church presentation in readiness for Sunday worship, do get in touch with Pauline Blunden via the church office. You don’t need to have any experience; just a willingness to help.
Key contact: Pauline Blunden
Prayer ministry team
We believe prayer has the power to change lives. Our prayer ministry team members pray with people at Sunday services and occasional other events.
If you love to see people’s lives changed through prayer, why not consider joining our prayer ministry team? Training is provided for all potential team members, and ongoing support through training and meetings. Get in touch with Andy McPherson if you would like to find out more.
Key contact: Andy McPherson
Our sound team runs the PA system and records talks at our services and events. If you have technical interests and/or a willingness to learn, the sound team would be pleased to have you on board. Training and support are given. Please contact the sound team for more info.
Contact: the sound team via church office
We want everyone to feel at home at St Saviour’s, from the moment they walk through the door. If you love meeting new people, making them feel welcome, and introducing them to the St Saviour’s family, we’d love to have you on our welcome team at the 10.30am service. Get in touch with Sue and Duncan Jones to find out more.
Key contact: Sue and Duncan Jones
Musical worship is a key component of our services – different styles for different occasions. We are always pleased to welcome musicians and singers of all ages and abilities to join our worship teams. If you are interested in making music at St Saviour’s, Andrew Lawford would love to hear from you.
Key contact: Worship coordinator
We really value our young people and want to invest in them and their futures. If you like seeing young people realise their potential and discover more about life and God, there are lots of ways to get involved, from Sunday groups to weekday drop-ins. Nathan Bendell, our youth minister, would be pleased to hear from you if you’re interested in joining the team.
Key contact: Nathan Bendell