Getting Involved

Join the choir

St Francis parish choir is faithfully served by volunteer singers. For many years, St Francis has enjoyed a long musical tradition reflecting a broad choral repertoire which has enhanced church services and given inspiration to all who have worshipped here.

 

The choir sings at the main service on Sundays at 10:15am. At Christmas, the choir sings alongside Fairlop Brass Band and 1st Hainault Scout Group for the annual Carol Service.

 

We always have room for more choristers in the choir. The Choir rehearses on Fridays from 8-9pm. Singing experience is desirable, although not essential. Primarily it requires a passion for music, dedication and commitment, as well as the inherent qualities of enthusiasm and the ability to sing well. If you would like to join the choir, contact Helen Kerr Wallace.

Become a server

Servers and MCs assist the priest in the sanctuary for each Holy Communion and various other services throughout the liturgical year.

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The Servers also assist at the Eucharist by bringing the Eucharistic items to the celebrant, carrying the processional cross and candles in procession, receiving the offering and other duties. During the weekday services, the server may also read the epistle.

 

The MC’s organise and co-ordinate the liturgy, laying out the vestments before the service and putting them away after the service and assigning tasks to the other servers. During the service, they stand near the celebrant to assist him and provide cues and direction to the other servers so the liturgy proceeds smoothly and reverently. Contact Sandra Bishop (Sacristan) if you are interested in learning more about Servers.

Join / attend our Bible study group

Participating allows us to get to know one another while learning more about our faith. 

We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 8pm to explore the Word. If you would like to attend or for more information, contact Dennis and Pippa Pritchard

Sunday school / Children's ministry
Help with counting

Sunday school meets each Sunday morning during the Parish Mass offering teaching to children between the ages of 4 and 11. Our sessions are very lively and varied each week. The children select a charity yearly they wish to support from their weekly collection, Water Aid being the most popular.

 

The children usually take part in the Crib service on Christmas Eve and really enjoy participating in the Nativity play and Esater Garden for Easter Sunday. If you would like to be involved in this ministry, contact Wendy Smith

 

Our noble army of counters take turns counting and recording the offering after each Sunday service and special event. If you’d like to help, please contact Rebecca Odoi

Help with building maintenance / cleaning
Serve on the committee

Volunteer as a committee member: if you are interested in serving on the parochial church council Pastoral Ministry, Finance, Property, and Stewardship are the five main committees we operate to accomplish the work of the parish. Contact the Parish Office 

If you can share your gifts by helping to keep our buildings clean and functional, please get in touch with the Parish Office. There is always something to be done!

ABOUT US

A parish church in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England. 

ADDRESS

St Francis of Assisi Church

144 Fencepiece Road

Barkingside

Essex

IG6 2LA

 

Email: contact@stfrancisbarkingside.org

Telephone: 020 8500 2970

Safeguarding Officer: Wendy Smith 

safeguarding@stfrancisbarkingside.org

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