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  • Help required for the Passion Retold happening on Good Friday, March 30th 2018
  • Part time administrator for Avenue St Andrews United Reformed Church
  • Volunteer receptionist vacancy at God’s Mercy Revival Ministries Church
  • Opportunities to help at Communicare and Firgrove
  • SCRATCH are currently in particular need of furniture
  • Also an encouragement to Try Praying

See details on all these below



Help Required for the Passion Retold

Friday March 30th 2018





Part time administrator for Avenue St Andrews United Reformed Church


Avenue St Andrew’s United Reformed Church is offering an opportunity for a good team player with excellent organisational and administrative skills to support the worship and activity of this busy church on the Avenue.


Responsibilities include:

  • regular administrative tasks including publicity and publications;
  • liaison with the ministers and other church officials;
  • supporting the church lettings and being a helpful presence in the office;
  • generating weekly church notices and service sheets.


In order to succeed in this busy and varied role, you will need to be flexible, able to work alone and as part of a team, well-motivated, with excellent communication and organisational skills, the ability to prioritise work and an understanding of confidentiality. The successful candidate will undergo an enhanced DBS check.
A good working knowledge of MS Word, Publisher, Powerpoint and Outlook is essential, as is relevant educational and work experience and sympathy with the Christian faith.


Hours:         10am-2pm for two days of the week including Fridays,
                  (possibly extending to three)


Pay:            £9.50/hour


If this sounds like you, please ask for the job application pack from -


Avenue St Andrew's Church Office

The Avenue

Southampton SO17 1XQ

marked ‘Church Administration Post’ by 22 January 2018.

or Email:

or Telephone: 02380678787





Volunteer Receptionist at God’s Mercy Revival Ministries Church





Southampton City and Region Action to Combat Hardship


SCRATCH provides services, which relieve the effects of hardship, disadvantage and poverty for individuals and families living in Southampton and the surrounding area.


They run a number of different projects:


DORCAS Project provides good quality furniture and household items

CHRISTMAS COMPLETE provides toys and gifts for youngsters who might go without

COMMUNITY RE-PAINT redistributes donated paint

CRUMBS/FARESHARE tackling food poverty and food waste


For more details see the SCRATCH website


How you can help


SCRATCH relies on volunteers and donations to deliver its services, so please help us if you can. We are also always in need for furniture for the Dorcas Project. 


They are particularly short of furniture at the moment, which means deliveries to their disadvantaged and often vulnerable clients may have to be delayed.  If you feel you can help with this click here to see how to donate.







For those who’d like to learn more about praying


The desire to reach out to God is basic to many, many people. Trypraying is a resource for people like that: no church connection or interest, but open to find out about God. The trypraying booklet is a 7-day prayer guide and is now being used by many to pass on to friends and family with a few words of encouragement – ‘Why don’t you try praying for a week and see what happens in your life?’


For more details and to order a booklet go to the website here.


For those who already pray


Why not get hold a trypraying booklet and give it to a friend you think might benefit from it?


Why not try praying for all the great things that are going on in the churches in Shirley.  Let’s demonstrate our love for each other by praying for each other’s churches.  A guide to help you pray can be downloaded here.



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