Get Involved


Readers


The Parish has a group of volunteers to read at Mass. Undertaking to read at Mass is both a responsible and a rewarding service to the parish community. It is a privilege to be asked to proclaim the word of God at Mass to one’s fellow parishioners.


For more information please contact the parish office.


Altar Serving


Girls and boys can become altar servers once they have made their First Communion, and we encourage adults to join us  too.


We run a series of training sessions for newcomers and our older Servers are always happy to guide new ones.


For more information please contact the parish office.





Church Rotas


Please click on the links below to download the rota.




Choir


We have a vibrant choir who sing at the 9.30am Sunday Mass and at all our special events during the Christmas and Easter and special services such as First Holy Communion.  They meet one evening a week to rehearse.


For more information please contact the Parish office.








Youth Group


We have a youth group for school year 7 and 8 children which we run jointly with Our Lady of Lourdes church in Thames Ditton.  The group meet once a month and alternate between meeting here in our Parish Rooms and in the Church Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes church.  See website for the next date or contact the Parish Office if you would like to volunteer to help.  Different activities are planned for each session as well as use of table tennis and table football. Children are asked to bring £2 and sign in at each meeting to cover costs of activities and a snack.



Children’s Liturgy


Childrens’ Liturgy is held during the 9.30 Sunday Mass during term time. This is for ages 3--7 Years. To volunteer to join the rota of teachers or helpers contact the Church Office. We are always keen to have more teachers on the rota so that names come round less frequently! If you can help please contact our Childrens' Liturgy Coordinator, via the Parish Office.




Readers


Justice and Peace - The Outreach Group


The Outreach Group meets three or four times a year (evenings). Members of the Committee are usually responsible for an Aid Agency or a charity. Events in the past have included joining forces with the Social Committee for a Quiz Night to raise funds for the Cardinal Hume Centre, a Book Sale for the Newmans Trust, a rota serving meals to the homeless for The Passage in Victoria. Each year we host the Care Mass at this Church in the Spring. Also we do a Coffee Morning for the retired people of the Parish after Mass on a Tuesday every few weeks.  Current charities we support are School of Joy in Bethlehem,  Good Counsel Network Charity and Sisters of Mercy School, Mukuru, Nairobi, Kenya.


Retired of the Parish


Tea and coffee is served after the 10.00 Mass once a month for the retired of our Parish.  We have a great team who bake wonderful cakes.  We also run lunch clubs to celebrate events throughout the year - St Patricks Day being very popular.

 

Please contact the Parish Office to find out more.


Volunteer in the Parish


We warmly welcome active participation in our parish family life.  

Please fill in the form below and contact the Parish Office if you would like to get involved.

Sign Up (Word version) Sign Up (PDF version)


Equipes Notre Dame Teams


Equipes Notre Dame Teams is a worldwide movement with the main aim of helping couples to make their love of Christ and each other the focus of their daily lives. A team usually consists of four to six couples and a priest and meets monthly to share a meal, pray together and discussing your experiences of your faith with friends.


Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

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Safeguarding


We The Catholic Church of England and Wales, the Bishops and Congregational Leaders are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. We affirm the One Church approach to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk through the promotion of a sustained and sustainable culture of constant vigilance.


Click here http://www.csas.uk.net/resource-area/ for more details about the Catholic Safeguarding Service Resource Area.


All adult volunteers who come into contact with young children and vulnerable adults need to have a government DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate. This procedure will be coordinated by the Parish safeguarding.

Our Safeguarding representatives in the Parish are Diran & Jennifer Kazandijan and can be contacted via the Parish Office.


Church of the Holy Name

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