St Matthew's Church, Wimbledon
Church of England in the Diocese of Southwark


The Welcomers

The job of the Welcome Team is pretty self-evident from the name! When people arrive at church they need the right service book and a friendly face to hand it to them. The Team also organise the offertory – two or three people to take up the bread and the wine when the altar is being prepared for communion. They also hand round the plate for the collection and take it up to the altar. They participate fully in the service from the back of the church and sing confidently in the hymns. After the service they clear away the books and join the throng for coffee. Throughout all of these duties they are approachable, helpful and they smile, smile, smile (but not in a scary way!)

The Welcomers perform a very important role as they are often the first point of contact for someone coming into the church. If you would like to join the Welcome Team please speak to Mthr Helen.