Church Sitters

About the role

Church sitters volunteer to keep the church open for visitors and for those who need time for private prayer, to be alone or who need someone to listen to them.

Tuesdays to Fridays from 10.00am to 12.00pm and from 12.00pm to 2.00pm in two shifts and also on Saturdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

What's involved?

  • Collecting the key from a nearby key-holder (5 minutes’ walk away)

  • Opening the doors and putting the A board out.

  • Being present in the church at all times whilst the door is open

Church Candles
  • Locking the church when done and returning the key.

  • Becoming familiar with and following the Health and Safety Policy at all times. You will be given a health and safety briefing when you start and there is written guidance in the church

  • Sit back and enjoy the sacred atmosphere of the building or read a book for as short or as long a time as you like and then close and lock the doors and return the key.

Support and training: As part of your induction you will receive a welcome meeting and explore your hopes, expectations and requirements.