Heckington and Helpringham Group of Parishes

Built in the 14th Century, still alive in the 21st

  • The Rectory, 10 Cameron Street, Heckington
  • Sleaford
  • Lincolnshire
  • NG34 9RW

01529 460904
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Volunteers needed

Without volunteers the institutional church would close its doors for good. As Christians we believe that all those who are called to follow Christ have a part to play in helping the Church become the Body of Christ here and now. If you are looking to volunteer your time and talents, there are a number of positions across our group of parishes that need people with specific skills. If you think you could do any of the positions listed below and would be interested in volunteering please contact Rev Chris at the Rectory. Contact details are across the page.  

TREASURER FOR SCREDINGTON CHURCH

This position takes a couple of hours each month, to enter the monthly transactions onto a spread sheet and prepare simple accounts for the PCC at the end of the year. At present other volunteers pay the money into the bank and issue cheques but this could also become part of the role. If available you would be invited to PCC meetings to report on the current financial state of the accounts. The PCC meets 4 times a year. 

Skills in simple book keeping whether on computer or paper are essential. 

PUBLICITY MANAGER FOR OUR GROUP OF PARISHES

We need someone to help publicise the events that take place across our group of parishes throughout the year and to help us develop a tourist trail for those interested in visiting old churches. Two of the churches in our group are listed in Simon Jenkins book 'England's Thousand Best Churches' - Heckington & Swaton, and so we already get people seeking us out. 

Good people skills and the confidence to liaise with local newspapers and radio stations is essential. The ability to produce posters & handouts and to get them to the right places to be seen or distributed would be helpful. Marketing skills would be useful too but not essential. 

WEBSITE MANAGER

Help is needed to keep this website and other sites connected with our Group up dated with details of events that are coming up and news about what is happening across our Group of parishes. 

Computer skills are essential and creative ideas to make and keep the websites relevant and useful. 

TEMPORARY ADMIN ASSISTANT TO REV CHRIS

Whilst my admin assistant is on sick leave until the end of November, I need help at the Rectory in the parish office one morning a week - usually Friday but could be a different day. Sending out letters and emails, answering the phone, helping to produce the weekly news sheet 'Pew News' and taking round to the various churches in time for Sunday services, producing service booklets when necessary, keeping our data bases up to date, updating baptism registers and producing certificates for baptism families, photocopying etc.

Good people skills, polite telephone manner, general office skills including computer skills (Apple Mac + Microsoft Word), good clear handwriting are all essential.  

HELP WITH 'FRIENDS OF ST ANDREW'S CHURCH HECKINGTON'

There will soon be a number of positions available to help launch and maintain our new Friends Group for Heckington Church one of the 100 best churches architecturally in England. We will need help in a number of areas with developing a friends group so if you have any expertise in this area we would love to hear from you. Watch this space for future developments.