Just who are and what do Stewards do (Sidesmen and women), you may well ask?
Well, we are members of the congregation, but do not have to be on the Parochial Church Council. We like to think that we are a small, but important, cog among the many others in the wheel that ensures the smooth running of services.
We number 30 - 40 in total, with 4 being needed at any one service. Our role involves handing out the Prayer & Hymn books and relevant service sheets and we endeavour to give members and newcomers a friendly welcome! We also take the collection during services and, afterwards, two of us count it and record the amount taken, while the other two tidy away the returned books.
With there being a number of us, our turn comes round usually every 4 weeks.
We are always looking for volunteers to join our ranks. The more of us, the better! Would you like to join?
If you are a regular attender at St Margaret's and would be interested in joining us, please contact the Parish Office.