Providing hospitality is a core part of our community life and mission. This can be before and after services, at events or within the community. We have listed the groups involved in hospitality at Old Saint Paul's below.
If you would like to get more involved with any of the hospitality groups, please contact us using our Welcome email address.
Everyone is welcome at Old Saint Pauls.
Our team of volunteer Welcomers are available to greet both regular members and visitors to services, concerts and other events. We help to prepare the church for services, tidy afterwards, answer questions and provide information. It is an interesting and important role and an excellent way to meet people.
We are a caring friendly team which prepares, serves and clears up the refreshments after Mass every Sunday (usually coffee, sometimes wine!).
We consist of 18 people on a nine week rota, but would happily welcome more volunteers. Training with the coffee machines and dishwasher is provided. It is an excellent way to meet other members of the congregation.
Parish Lunch team
The Parish Lunch team are a small group of volunteers who organise and provide lunch for the congregation three times a year on our Patronal Festivals – on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the Conversion of St Paul and on Christ the King.
The food is cooked and provided by the team and members of the Congregation donate puddings, cheese and other goodies on the day.
Scripture reminds us that we should treat both our immediate neighbours and those on whom our actions have an impact in the wider world with respect and justice. Supporting and taking part in the Fairtrade movement is an important way in which we can do this.
OSP has been working as a Fairtrade church since January 2008. We use Fairtrade coffee and also have a Fairtrade stall in the hall after High Mass once a month.
For more information on Fairtrade visit Traidcraft or Fairtrade.
We are committed to addressing the ecological crisis that faces our planet.
Our Eco Group oversees OSP’s engagement with the ecological crisis and climate change. This includes practical matters, such as reducing our carbon footprint, as well as providing opportunities to connect our Christian faith and worship with the natural environment.