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Volunteering

Much of the work of Westminster Cathedral depends entirely on people who volunteer their time, energy, skills and talents at the service of the Church. Many daily and weekly tasks such as serving tea and coffee, stewarding, running guided tours, taking offertory collections or helping at the Information Desk are performed by volunteers.

Time is a precious commodity nowadays but if you can contribute some of your own valuable time, skills and talents please e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator, Mary Maxwell: marym@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 7798 9181.

Altar Servers
People interested in becoming Altar Servers at the Cathedral are invited to write to the Cathedral Master of Ceremonies, Paul Moynihan, c/o Cathedral Clergy House, 42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW.

Information Desk
Volunteers on the Information Desk are often the first point of contact for visitors and tourists in need of information. Enquires may range from the times of Masses to the layout and history of the Cathedral. If you are interested in this, full training is provided. Please contact Mary Maxwell: marym@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 7798 9181.

Linen Laundry
Purificators, Corporals, and Lavabo towels are used at Mass and need regular laundering. If you would be willing to launder and press small items of linen please contact the Prefect of the Sacristy, Fr Andrew Gallagher: andrewgallagher@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 7798 9198.

Offertory Collectors
Offertory Collectors help at Cathedral Masses by taking the collection. It is a simple but vital way of supporting the Cathedral. If you are interested in contributing your help regularly please contact Mary Maxwell: marym@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 7798 9181.

Oremus
This is the monthly full colour magazine of Westminster Cathedral, which reflects the vibrant life of the Catholic faith in the heart of London. To volunteer your help please contact the Oremus Office: oremus@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 7798 9052.

Readers at Mass
Readers provide an important ministry of proclaiming the Word of God at Mass. If you have a clear voice and a good diction please contact Mary Maxwell: marym@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 7798 9181.

Teas/Coffees after Sunday Mass
Every Sunday after 10.30 Mass teas and coffees are served in the Cathedral Hall. It is a valuable opportunity to meet other parishioners, get to know new people and help to welcome our many visitors. If you would like to be part of the monthly tea-making rota your involvement would be welcome. Please contact Mary Maxwell on 020 7798 9181 or at marym@rcdow.org.uk

The Guild of St John Southworth
Westminster Cathedral welcomes visitors from all over the world. Members of the Guild of St John Southworth welcome people to the Cathedral and offer them short guided tours. There is a training programme and an opportunity to meet other members at regular get togethers. If you would like more information about the Guild of St John Southworth please contact Anne Marie Micallef on 020 7931 6067 or email annemariem@rcdow.org.uk

Tour Guides
If you are interested in getting to know the Cathedral better you can be trained to give guided tours to booked groups around the Cathedral. This is a wonderful opportunity to pass on your enthusiasm and love of the Cathedral to others. Please initially, contact Anne Marie Micallef: Anne Marie Micallef on 020 7931 6067 or email annemariem@rcdow.org.uk to arrange a training date. Tours are arranged by Anne Marie Micallef.

Website
The Cathedral’s website is a vital part of the Cathedral communication system. If IT is one of your interests and you have the technical expertise please contact the Sub-Administrator, Fr Martin Plunkett: MartinPlunkett@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 7798 9180.

Weekend Switchboard
Volunteers help to run the Clergy House Reception Desk at 42 Francis Street on Saturdays and Sundays (and occasional public holidays) from 10.00am to 1.00pm. This involves answering the telephone and dealing with enquiries and visitors to Clergy House. If you would like to help please contact the Cathedral Manager, Awaiting Appointment on 020 7798 9055 or CHReception@rcdow.org.uk