Volunteers fulfil important and vital roles in the life and ministry of Reading Minster. New volunteers are always welcome and you can find out more about some of our groups below.
The tower at Reading Minster contains the heaviest (and also one of the finest) peals of bells in Berkshire. Our bell ringers ring for the Sunday morning Sung Eucharist and for other special services. They meet for a practice on a Tuesday evening.
To find out more about becoming a bell ringer then please email the Tower Captain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A dedicated group of volunteers arrange flowers in the Minster for the Sunday services, as well as providing flowers for other occasions, such as funerals and weddings. They meet on a Saturday morning.
To find out more about becoming a flower arranger then please email email@example.com.
A team of Servers assist the clergy at the Sung Eucharist on a Sunday morning and at other special services, often where there are processions and a server will act as a cross bearer at the head of a procession.
To find out more about becoming a server then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are fortunate in that we have two choirs at the Minster – Reading Minster Choir (boys and men) and the Mid-Week Choir (mixed voices).
Reading Minster Choir sings at the 11:00 Choral Eucharist on Sundays and for Choral Evensong on some Sundays at 17:00. Whilst the Mid-Week Choir of mixed voices sings Choral Evensong on alternate Wednesdays at 18.15.