The Groups below are organised at St Alphege, but anyone is welcome to take part. Have a look at groups in other places from the menu on the right.

St Alphege Prayer Group

A Prayer Group meeting every Tuesday in the Upper Chapel at 10.00am.  Read more....

Welcomers and Sidesmen

Sidesmen form part of the wider ministry of welcome team by assisting the wardens to carry out practical tasks at church services, and offering a warm greeting and welcoming smile to everybody as they arrive at church. A regular team is rostered for each of the Sunday services managed by the 'lead' Sidesman.
The list of Sidesmen is reviewed annually and approved at the Annual General Meeting of the St Alphege DCC.  Sidesmen must be on the electoral roll.  Read more….

Pastoral Link

The Pastoral Link fulfils an important role in support of the clergy by taking home communions to those who are temporarily or permanently housebound for whatever reason, and through more general visiting.  Read more….

All Age Planning

This group meets once a month to plan the monthly all-age worship service (which happens on the 2 Sunday of the month).
We welcome fresh insights, so if you are interested in joining the group please get in touch with .
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Baptism Support Group

We aim to support families on their child's Baptism Day and afterwards when we invite them to collect a Baptism Candle at a 9.15am Sunday service.  Read more....


Intercession is prayer that pleads with God for your needs and the needs of others. At each service someone leads the prayers of the congregation, praying for the church, the world, the local community and for those who are sick or have died. These people are Intercessors. If you feel drawn to providing this ministry to your church, please contact your Team Vicar through the to find out more.


All services include one or more readings from the Bible. The sequence is set by The Church of England and the readings are arranged in order in a book known as a Lectionary. The person who reads is called a Lector. There is a rota of lectors in each of our churches, and we are always pleased to add more people to the list. If you think you might like to carry out this important role, even if it's only a few times a year, please contact your Team Vicar through the .


The Servers assist the clergy in the administration of the Holy Sacrament at Sunday and weekday services and also at festivals such as Christmas and Eastertide. Servers also take the sacrament to those living in care homes and those who are unable to attend Church due to illness.  Read more….

New Door

To engage and support those recently bereaved and provide a listening service for those with other issues.  Read more....