Volunteering and Friends Groups

Created: 27th October 2023 at 06:13


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Volunteering and Friends Groups


Guidance on all things volunteering in your church.



We value our volunteers. They are the lifeblood of the church with many people offering tireless support. 

Whether it’s a traditional role associated with the church community, or something new to help widen your reach and appeal, it is important to make sure that everyone who volunteers is supported and managed to the highest possible standards. 

Your regional Community and Voluntary Service will be able offer advice and support, so do get in touch with them if you haven’t done so already.

A Guide to Working with Volunteers – Coming Soon.

In the meantime, see the following:

Friends Groups

When visiting a major historic tourist attraction, you may well have come across literature promoting a friends group there. But have you thought of setting one up for your church?

A friends group can bring huge benefits:

  • help a parish to reach out to people beyond the congregation who can give the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and vicar a helping hand.
  • help to give a church a life outside service times, turning it into a lively and vibrant community or arts venue.
  • help with raising money for and organising major fabric repairs.


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