Rev'd Paula Smith
Priest in Charge
At St Matthew's our Church Warden is Julie who has a duty to represent the laity and co-operate with the incumbent (or, in cases of vacancy, the bishop). She is expected to lead the parishioners by setting a good example and encouraging unity and peace. They have a particular duty to maintain order and peace in the church and churchyard at all times, and especially during services, although this task tends to be devolved to sidesmen.
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Assitant Church Wardens
Assitant Church Wardens work along side the Church Warden in a team, they share outthe responcibilites. They are expected to lead the parishioners by setting a good example and encouraging unity and peace.
At St Matthew's we have a dedicated team of vergers and welcomers to make people feel comfortable in the Church. They have a vital role covering everything from assisting in the smooth running of church services including wedding and funerals, to greeting visitors. They also operate the sound system, ring the church bell and move furniture when necessary.
Vistitors to our church will often see vergers getting ready for a service. Help is on hand for people with additional needs, including wheelchair users and those requesting large print service sheets.
Our vergers want everyone to feel at home in St Matthew's and welcome a friendly chat about services and church facilities. Whether you are looking for some general advice or perhaps something a bit more specific, such as the best spot to take wedding photographs they are happy to help.
You can recognise them by their name badges and their friendly smiles .
PCC (Parochial Church Council)
The Parochial Church Council, known as the PCC, is an advisory body representing the whole church community . The PCC works closely
with the Priest in Charge and the congregation as together they discern God's vision for the parish and work to make that vision a reality .
Members are elected from the congregation at the church Annual General Meeting .
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