If you have ever thought that you might be called to do work for the church, then please consider the above role.
I am sure most of you are aware that as churchwardens we have responsibility for the fabric of the buildings of the parish and work with the Vicar to enable worship to happen. I am a volunteer, and this is part of how I can give back to my faith and church.
It has been a privilege and a pleasure to hold this role for the last 5 years and so varied are the tasks from one day to another. Churchwardenship must be one of the strangest voluntary occupations you could imagine. I inhabit a world of risk assessments, blocked drains and guttering, quinquennial architect’s reports, garden maintenance contracts, boiler repairs, meetings of all kinds and the sometimes-unfathomable workings of The Church of England, to name but a few.
I am fortunate and blessed in my fellow churchwarden and wonderful, dearest friend Dawn to have had amazing support through this time. We are extremely fortunate in our lovely Vicar, Carol, who has the grace to trust and encourage us in everything that we do.
However, it is time for me to hand over the baton (or in this case stave!) to someone new and would ask you to seriously consider joining Dawn and Rev Carol in this extremely rewarding role.
Thank you and every blessing,