Gloucester Cathedral to celebrate volunteers across the county with special service


Gloucester Cathedral and the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire extend a warm welcome to all to attend a special service on Saturday 8 June at 4.30pm to celebrate volunteers across the county of Gloucestershire.


The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire’s Service of Thanksgiving for Volunteers coincides with National Volunteers Week, an initiative that celebrates volunteering efforts by recognising and thanking volunteers for their contribution to local communities.

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRALOrganised by the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Mark Hurrell, the service at Gloucester Cathedral will focus on highlighting the positive impact of volunteering organisations across the city, county and diocese. Volunteers are particularly welcome, so that their hard work can be celebrated. It will be an opportunity to express gratitude for those who give their time, energy, and passion to make a positive difference to the Gloucestershire community.

Mark Hurrell, the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, said: “A key part of the High Sheriff’s role is to encourage volunteering and citizenship. Gloucestershire is blessed with over 150,000 volunteers who give up countless hours to help others.

This sense of selflessness is something that King Charles holds close to his chest and, as someone who holds a Warrant from the King, I think it’s important for people to come together to celebrate the work of those who support their communities in such an important way.”

The Very Reverend Andrew Zihni, Dean of Gloucester, said: “We are delighted to host the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire for this special service to celebrate volunteering in the county and the city. Gloucester Cathedral recognises the importance of volunteers, as we ourselves rely on volunteers in their hundreds to help with the day-to-day operation of the Cathedral’s mission and outreach.

From helping in our community outreach programmes, to providing a warm welcome to worshippers and visitors, we could not fulfil our service to the city, county, diocese and more widely without our volunteers. We hope that this Service of Thanksgiving will bring joy and encouragement to all those whose wonderful work we shall be celebrating.”

There is no booking required to attend the service, and entry is free.

Further details can be found on the Cathedral website.

By eddie