A large number of lay people are actively committed and involved in the life of the Church. The sense of community and belonging to the church family is strong. Members of the congregations pray and play together and as a result provide a cordial welcome for newcomers who are warmly invited to become involved in parish life.
Churchwardens are elected at the Annual Parochial Meeting.
Sidespeople are elected at the Annual Parochial Meeting. They assist the Churchwardens each Sunday, by welcoming people to church, making sure they have everything they need for the service, and looking after newcomers and visitors. Contact: the Churchwardens.
Sacristans A group of people work in the sacristy taking care of the linen, the vestments, vessels and candles used for the services.
Contact: Tricia Garlick, Tel: 711731
Servers A team of people of all ages assist by serving in the Sanctuary at the Eucharist. Contact: David Hines, Tel. 712806.
Eucharistic Ministers This group of men and women assist in the sanctuary by administering the Chalice to people during communion. Some of these people also take the reserved sacrament to the sick and housebound.
Contact: Fr. Howard or the Churchwardens.
Intercessors and Readers Contact: the Churchwardens.
Working with Children and Young People
Caring for the Church
The co-ordinators of these volunteer teams are always pleased to welcome new members:
- Brass Cleaners Contact: Pat Dyer, Tel: 710163.
- Church Cleaners Contact: Janet Dickinson, Tel. 713387.
- Churchyard Maintenance Team Contact: Mickey Hartshorn,Tel. 710087
- Church Welcome Team Contact: Ms. Doreen Cole, Tel. 711621
- Embroidery Group Contact: Sue Hebburn, Tel: 713011
- Flower Arrangers Contact: Sandra Copas, Tel.713099
- Sunday Transport Contact: Juliet Metson, Tel. 712364
Other Ways to Get Involved
Cromer & District FoodBank Contact: David & Pam Connolly-Hart, Tel 712192
‘The Poppy Centre’ offers support to those suffering from Dementia, and their carers.
Contact: Eleanor Sidgwick, telephone 710617
The Children’s Society Contact: Tricia Garlick, Tel 711731
The Social Group organises refreshments in the Church Hall on Sundays after the Parish Eucharist and for ‘Coffee Morning Mondays’ in the Meeting Room; and excellent social events throughout the year which seek to foster a sense of belonging and help to build up the church community. If you would like to help or become involved please approach Philip. Contact: Philip Murrell, Tel 715926
Parish Walk Organised every two months, generally on a Sunday afternoon Contact: Dick Copas, e: email@example.com
St Andrew’s 150 Club This can be joined at £12 per year.
Contact: Mr Pat Whitmore, e: patro firstname.lastname@example.org