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St Mary's Church Brighton Preston Park Welcomers


Who are welcomers?

The Scriptures have numerous verses relating to hospitality and making people, especially the stranger, feel welcome. Our welcomers extend the hospitality of our community to all who pass through the door of the church. It is very important that everyone who enters St Mary’s Church feels welcome.


What they do?
Welcomers stand in the porch of the church and welcome people to our Sunday Masses. They greet them with a warm smile and pass them a copy of our newsletter and the books they will need to participate in the Mass.


If a person is new to or visiting our parish they will help them orientate themselves providing key information as required. Welcomers are the first point of contact with our community and first impressions count. 


At each Sunday Mass there are already some welcomers, but there is always space for more welcomers so that no visitor gets missed, and so that there is plenty of time for them to get acquainted and oriented.

How do I get involved?
If you like meeting other people and have a passion for church then consider becoming a welcomer and joining the team. This is an important ministry in the church, and it can be done by all ages; the important thing is that you should be naturally friendly.


If you would like to be involved, please contact the parish priest or the parish office.

Connect: Seniors Club

Join us on Saturdays for Silver Club - a welcoming atmosphere for those young at heart to have a good old catch up over tea/coffee. 

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