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Special Vergers Wanted !!!

St John's and St Mary'sCould you be a Special Verger at St John's and St Mary's?

Could you be a Special Verger at St John's and St Mary’s?

As two of the most beautiful churches in the New Forest, with close ties to the local communities, our churches are where many people would choose to get married and, in the fullness of time, be laid to rest.

These services are amongst the most important moments in peoples' lives and, to make them perfect, we need an exceptional team of people to help our clergy deliver the best possible experience. These are our "Special Vergers".

Do you like working with people? Can you be the public face of St John's and St Mary’s, and represent their values ?

Your duties would involve preparing for and clearing up after Weddings, Memorial Services and Funerals, helping those organising and attending these services, ensuring that the highest standards of health, safety and safeguarding are maintained at all times, restoring the church to good order after the service, and helping attending clergy in whatever way possible. Services may fall on weekdays and Saturdays, rostered amongst available Vergers. Each service can be expected to require from 2- 3 hours' time commitment.

Training will be provided for all aspects of the job, which will involve directing parking, First Aid, checking the sound system, lights and candles, helping people in and out of the church, working with the organist, choir and clergy, and making sure everything runs smoothly.

Does this sound interesting to you? In the first instance why not contact our Team Vicar, Terence Handley MacMath, to tell her a bit about yourself, and why this job might interest you? She can be reached via or at: The Vicarage, Pilley Hill, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 5QF. She'll be able to arrange to talk to you, answer all your questions, and set up the next steps of the application process, if appropriate.

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