There are many parish groups that are part of the common life of the Church of the Annunciation. Use the menu to the left to easily navigate to the different areas of this page to find out more about each group.

Finance Committee

The Parish Finance Committee is made up of five or six parishioners together with the parish priest. The Committee normally meets every second month to consider financial matters concerning the parish.


A report is given on the latest bank balance and recent expenditure. Decisions are made on how to keep parish income up through planned giving and gift aid. Large amounts of expenditure need to be approved by the Finance Committee. The Committee also considers maintenance work required on the premises. A representative of the Finance Committee reports back to the parish Council.

Parish Ministries

Please consider donating your time and talents to one of the Ministries below:


Ministers of The Word

The Reader at Mass has an important ministry. Proclaiming the Word in church needs preparation and prayer. Readers are encouraged to have their own missals. Alternatively, Mass Sheets are available in advance from the sacristy. Anyone who would like to become a Mass Reader is invited to approach the Parish Priest. Children are invited to read at the special liturgies at the 10.30am Mass.



Ministers of Holy Communion

Currently we have thirty Eucharistic Ministers on a rota covering 6.30pm Saturday evening Mass, 9.00am Mass, 10.30am Mass, 12.00noon Mass on Sunday and daily Mass at 9.00am. Some of our Minsters take Communion to the sick of the parish and to sheltered homes. The ministers re-commissioned every year at the Maundy Thursday Mass. 


If you are interested in becoming a Minister, please contact the Parish Priest. 



Ministers of the Environment

The church is where we come together as a parish community and on a Saturday and Monday after the morning Mass a group of enthusiastic and committed parishioners meets to keep the church clean and tidy. This group would welcome anybody who would like to join them. Just come along on either of these days.


Altar Servers

Any parishioner that have celebrated their First Holy Communion, who wishes to assist in the celebration of the Mass are invited to participate. 


Rehearsals are arranged to ensure that the high standard of serving and behaviour is maintained. After serving regularly for over a year, the server is eligible to become a member of the Guild of St. Stephen, wearing a medal with a red cord. Further progress is marked by wearing a blue cord and later a gold one.


If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server speak to the Parish Priest.


The Annunciation Church has choirs – or groups of singers to be more precise! They primarily assist on Sundays. On special occasions, such as Christmas Midnight Mass and the Easter Triduum, the different choir group come together as one. 


They are a multi-cultural group and in encouraging the congregation to take part in the Mass, they have a great deal of enjoyment and are always pleased to welcome new members into their midst. 


The parish organist accompanies the singers at the 9.00am Mass on Sundays. He also plays for funerals in the parish and special celebrations from weddings to First Holy Communions, Easter and Christmas Masses. Contact can be made through the Parish Office.

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