No Rota at St Mark’s!
April 22, 2015 Leave a comment
Could we survive without rotas – or at least with fewer rotas? I can think of 11 rotas straight away that we need for a Sunday morning.
St Mark’s Church in the Parish of Badshot Lea and Hale has grown by over 40% in the last year and the new people are mainly families with Primary School aged children. The ethos of St Mark’s is that every member is equal – in particular the children are fully included in the service and all the activities of the church are open to all on an equal footing.
Until recently there had been a rota for all the jobs – sidesperson, server, intercessions, reader, coffee making and so on. However, it tended to be only the more established members of the congregation who could commit to the rota – families preferred to remain flexible, and in particular most of the jobs were inappropriate to give to children.
So the congregation of St Mark’s are trying something new. They have made lots of cards with various jobs on them, for…
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