PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
Welcome back to St Matthew’s after the summer holidays!
What is the Parish Council?
The council is made up of representatives from different areas of parish activities who help the Parish Priest in promoting the teaching of the Church, addressing the needs of the parish and enabling parishioners to play a part in the wider world.
Who are we?
Chairperson (Julie Shelton), Vice Chair (Richard Hodkinson) and Secretary (Eileen Couper) are elected at the Annual General Meeting. Other members include representatives of catechists, the Parent and Toddler Group, the UCM, Safeguarding Officer, Prayer Group etc. The Priests, RE Coordinator and Chair of the Finance Committee complete the Council.
When do we meet?
Usually every other month, on a Monday evening
What do we actually do?
We consider all sorts of issues, spiritual and practical, affecting St Matthew’s, for example, the development of Sunday School, faith formation, refurbishment of the hall, charitable activities and social events.
How can you get involved?
Everyone is welcome to play a part – the more the merrier! Perhaps you could come to meetings to represent the views of young adults (15-25), single people or young married people? Is there an issue you would like us to consider? Would you like to organise a new group, a book club or cycling group for example? Or perhaps you could join a team to help sell tickets after Mass, make up our posters and newsletters, keep the website updated, organise film shows or help with catering?
How do you contact us?
Pop a note in the suggestions box in the porch, speak to Fr. Tim or Cheryl in the office, sign up on the relevant list in the porch or fill in the form in this newsletter and post it in the suggestions box.
ST MATTHEW’S NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Readers Ticket sellers after Mass Catering team
Eucharistic Ministers Website updating Publicity
Altar servers Film shows
Sunday School Assistants Handyman help
Church cleaning team
I’d like to get involved – please contact me about ___________________________________-NAME______________________________________________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER __________________________________________
New to the parish? Come along to one of our social events and let us get to know you!