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Volunteer Section Heads
Our Volunteer Section Heads lead a wide range of specialised volunteer teams. To find out more about any of these teams, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator (see above).
|Litter Pickers Section Head
|Tower Guides Section Head
|Wardrobe Team Section Head
|Flower Arrangers Section Head
|Guides Section Head
|Holy Dusters / Brass Band Section Head
|Information Desk Section Head
|Calligraphers Section Head
|Hospitality Team Section Head
|Bell Ringers Section Head
|Cash Counters Section Head
|Kings and Scribes Exhibition Stewards
|Sidesmen’s Section Head
|Welcoming Stewards Section Heads
|Events Stewards Section Head
|Broderers Section Head
|Visitors’ Chaplains Section Head
|Concert Programme Sellers
|Dean Garnier Garden
Action and Advisory Groups
Ways in which you can be involved in shaping the Cathedral’s future…
The Cathedral has five Action and Advisory Groups. They came into being several years ago and comprise a mixture of members of the public and clergy people. If you would be interested in joining one please do contact the Vice-Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
. Details of each group may be found below.These groups were formed after a ‘Mission Audit’ conducted in the 1990s. Each one represents the interests and the communities the Cathedral serves in a variety of ways.There are specific groups to advise Chapter on aspects of the Cathedral’s mission and ministry, for example, and to help to carry forward its work. Each group has a lay Chair.
The ‘Mother Church’ Action and Advisory Group enhances ways in which Cathedral and the Diocese, of which it is a part, may work together more effectively. Its strategic aims are to:
- Ensure that the Diocese feels connected with the Cathedral and that the Cathedral adds value to parochial, sector and deanery life
- Encourage the College of Canons in its ministry to and from the Cathedral
- Develop an awareness and strengthening of ecumenical and interfaith partnerships regionally
Among the ways it has sought to do this in recently are to:
- Invite all ministers new in post in the diocese to a tour of the Cathedral and Resource Room, followed by tea with Chapter and other members of the Cathedral community, and an opportunity to worship together at Choral Evensong
- Host communications workshops for the region’s parish magazine editors and website managers to improve skills and foster appreciation of the rich and varied civic, cultural as well as spiritual life of the Cathedral
The Education and Spirituality Action and Advisory Group aims to help seekers and pilgrims by awakening faith, nurturing the human spirit and encouraging Christian discipleship.It seeks to put on a balanced and well-publicised programme of adult learning, in collaboration with the Diocese, and ecumenical, civic and educational partners in the region.The group supports the Cathedral’s purpose and mission through its history, architecture, art and symbolism by mounting a programme of arts and related events.Its third objective is to make the Cathedral accessible to all children and young people, as a building and as a living community, to help them grow in faith and understanding, supporting the work of the Director of Education.Recent developments centre on the Wessex Learning Centre which is fast becoming a valuable “learning hub”, widening the scope of events and attracting a body of accomplished speakers as a regular resource for activities.The group is always keen to involve the Cathedral community in its work. The group comprises people with specific knowledge, specific skills and links with other bodies.
The Outreach Action and Advisory Group seeks to find fitting ways for the Cathedral community to implement ministry and mission, and communicate more widely the cathedral’s life and work.The group aims to build awareness of global and local issues, to monitor outward giving by reporting in the Cathedral Newsletter, and keeping “community information” updated on a Cathedral noticeboard for this purpose.The group aims to:
- promote the Cathedral Community’s commitment to Christian fellowship, charitable concerns and outreach generally
- Put on social events, such as a supper party with a local speaker to share information and expertise regarding charitable giving
- demonstrate the Cathedral’s charitable involvement and encourage further participation within the Cathedral Community
- profile Christian Aid week, One World Week and Fairtrade amongst other global organisations
- publicise local charities and initiatives with which the Cathedral is linked
- highlight a particular local charity each year
The Partners in Mission Action and Advisory Group sees partnership in mission lying at the heart of relationships within both the Anglican Communion and the wider church.Contact with six partner Cathedrals, spread throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, help to maintain that sense of belonging to a global community of faith.Most of Winchester’s connections have historic roots while some are much more recent. All of them are featured on Tracey Sheppard’s engraved Millennium Glass screens at the entrance to the Cathedral’s Epiphany Chapel.The group’s aims are to strengthen and further develop the Cathedral’s links with its partner communities by
- establishing and maintaining regular channels of communication
- bringing to clergy attention the needs of partner communities
- identifying opportunities for visits to and from partner communities
- publicizing and communicating link activities to our Cathedral community and beyond
Monthly newsletters are sent by email and regular displays, centred on each partner, can be seen in the Cathedral. The group has had exchange visits with four of the partner Cathedrals’ partner communities, learning about different Christian traditions as well as sharing faith, fellowship and establishing deep relationships.More information about each partner can be found on the Cathedral website under Worship and Music and then by selecting Christian Links.
The Music and Liturgy Action and Advisory Group has been formed comparatively recently and more news of its work will be posted shortly.