The “Walking Humbly with our God” process that emerged was the invitation given to representative groups to prepare a ground-plan for the life and mission of the Church within each local area.
“Welcoming” was the first area to be progressed, with a vision to ensure that the community is open, approachable and inclusive in all that it provides and does. Positive action is taken to make people feel welcomed and valued – not only at Sunday Mass but throughout its other varied activities.
A group of parishioners worked through some ideas about what changes could be made and this resulted in the following being implemented:
· Revised process for new Parishioners, including a Welcome Pack
· Rota of Welcomers at weekend Masses
At Holy Cross Church there is a monthly rota of Welcomers from a variety of Parish groups, at weekend Masses. At Ss Philip & James Church there is a group of volunteers who undertake the role of Welcomer on a rota basis.
If you are interested in becoming more involved or have some ideas as to how we can make our Parish more welcoming then please complete the Contact Form.