In 2020 we will:

Look after and educate our vistors and pupils

Discover and uncover our heritage with a year-long programme: 

Iffley and the Reformation: Living with Change

Calendar for 2020

Events where we will be requiring volunteers in 2020

Sunday 16th February

Exhibition and Celebration of Living Stones

All day

Iffley Church Hall

Event Details

Sunday 16th February

Exhibition and Celebration of Living Stones

9.30-5.15 Exhibition of the new ‘Romanesque’ Arch carved last year

3.00-5.30 Celebration of Living Stones in 2019

All day

Iffley Church Hall

Sunday 15 March

Launch of Iffley and the Reformation: Living with Change

2.30pm - 4.30pm

Iffley Church Hall

Event Details

Sunday 15 March

Launch of Iffley and the Reformation: Living with Change

 Lecture by Revd Dr Nicholas Orme on The Reformation in parish churches, followed by Tea 

2.30pm - 4.30pm

Iffley Church Hall

11 April to 13 September

Volunteers welcome visitors to the church

2.15pm - 4.15pm

St. Mary's Church

Event Details

11 April to 13 September

Volunteers welcome visitors to the church

 Volunteers welcome visitors to the church on Saturdays and Sundays in April, May, and June, and on Sundays only in July, August and Septemb...

Event Details

2.15pm - 4.15pm

St. Mary's Church

Sunday 10 May

Music in parish churches throughout the Reformation

2.30pm - 7.30pm

St. Mary's Church and Church Hall

Event Details

Sunday 10 May

Music in parish churches throughout the Reformation

 A Day learning about English Church Music in the 16th century, ending with sung Evensong at 6.30pm.

2.30pm - 7.30pm

St. Mary's Church and Church Hall

Sunday 13 September

Talk and exhibition: Living through the Reformation in Iffley

All day

St. Mary's Church

Event Details

Sunday 13 September

Talk and exhibition: Living through the Reformation in Iffley

 Open Doors, Tours of the church, the Glebe Field, the Bell-tower (tbc), Talk and Exhibition on Living through the Reformation in Iffley.

All day

St. Mary's Church

More Events

Volunteer roles

Events        

  1. Setting up and clearing the venue 
  2. Looking after IT equipment
  3. Selling tickets
  4. Ushering (front of house)

Refreshments     

  1. Preparation
  2. Serving
  3. Clearing away

Weekend Welcoming  

  1. Telling visitors about church history and architecture

School visits     

  1. Looking after children!

Admin and organisation 

  1. Planning events
  2. Publicity
  3. Recording etc.

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Church of England Safeguarding Training

 The introductory course, C0, is required for all Living Stones volunteers. This takes one hour. To access the online module

1. Go to ​https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/ 

2. Select 'online courses'

3. Create an account giving the information as below

  • ●  Diocese  ​Oxford
  • ●  Training Institution  ​Not part of a Training Institution
  • ●  My Church's Town/City and Name (eg Leeds: St Peters)​  Iffley: St Mary the Virgin
  • ●  Church Role​  Volunteer, visitor outreach

DO NOT PAY ANY MONEY! There are some courses that ask for payment.

Please complete C0 course, tell Penny when you have the certificate. If possible, please print the certificate and send it to Andrew McKearney, for safe keeping. 

Tips for Welcoming Visitors to the Church at Weekends

 Start at 2.15, End at 4.15

You will always be partnering with another volunteer.

Please wear your red shirt.

Find the visitor book, key to vestry (loo), and information file in a box in the bottom right cubbyhole of the movable hymn-book case.

Try to keep count of your visitors, and note their questions and observations. 

The Church Guide Book is your bed-time reading!

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