Growing Volunteers

"As Christians, we are here to serve. To serve through Jesus, who came not to be served, but to serve. And as we know, from a Christian perspective, greatness is to be found through service. We are here by our service, within church and outside church, to serve the community of which we are a part and by that to show the love of Jesus." (Bishop John)

 Lay Ministry

Volunteer Resources

Resources, policy templates and support relating to parish volunteers. Find out more.


Best Practice

Best Practice and background reading when reviewing your volunteer teams.  Find out more.


Volunteer Opportunities

View current volunteer opportunities in parishes around the diocese. Find out more.

Get in touch

DBS administration and safer recruitment for volunteers
Liz Toone
DBS / Safeguarding Administrator
01905 732811 /
HR team – recruiting and managing volunteers advice
Jo Hyrons
HR Coordinator / Diocesan Disability Adviser (Wednesday to Friday)
01905 732818 /

Becky Lowe
HR Coordinator (Monday to Wednesday)
01905 730730 /
Smaller Churches and best practice
Alison Maddocks
Dean of Smaller Churches
07930 853433 /
Training opportunities
Ruth Shearn
Training and Events Administrator
01905 732812 /


A thank you from Bishop John

At a recent thank you event for church volunteers, Bishop John offered his thanks for all they do for the church and community.

This short video highlights just some of the reasons why giving your time and skills for the church is so important.

In this video two volunteers talk about how and why they give their time for the church.

Page last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2023 4:16 PM

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