On Saturday, Salford Cathedral hosted its first Volunteer Information Day since the start of the pandemic. We were thrilled to see a mix of familiar and new faces.
The day began with a presentation given by the cathedral’s current volunteers, sharing interesting details about the history and significance of Salford Cathedral. The cathedral’s volunteers spoke about their experiences, making it clear how important their roles are in the daily life of the parish. We learnt about the various roles that volunteers can perform: tour guide, gardener, hospitality, and welcomer.
Our guests were given a first-hand look into the roles as they were guided around the cathedral, seeing up-close the gardens and the building itself. We ended in the cloister with a cup of tea and a chat. It was lovely to see everyone getting to know each other, with parishioners and new faces discussing their personal connections to Salford Cathedral.
There was a wide range of reasons for our guests’ interest in volunteering with us: some wished to connect spiritually, some were following family traditions of involvement with the cathedral, and some were looking for access to a green space to practice their horticultural skills.
Our volunteers reflect the wider cathedral community; they are diverse in opinion, in background and in spirituality. Although their reasons may differ, they share a love of Salford Cathedral, our sanctuary in the city.
We’re looking forward to welcoming more volunteers into the fold – their help is crucial in maintaining and preserving Salford Cathedral as a spiritual home for all.
You can also pay us a visit at Cathedral House!