What is the role of ushers
in the church?
A church usher is a person
who helps ensure a smoothly running church service and ministers to people in
various practical ways. The specific responsibilities of an usher may vary with
each church, but his duties may include greeting people as they arrive for the
service, assisting people with special needs and collecting the offerings.
According to Colossians 3:24, the heart
of an usher is the heart of a servant, and he does his work for his Lord Jesus.
An usher is one who has a true love for the people of the church and desires to
promote an atmosphere of reverence and worship in the house of God. A theme
verse in the bible that precisely sums up the duties of an usher is from Psalm 84:10; “I would
rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the
We, the Usher team at St.
Peter's Anglican Church in Waltham, pride ourselves in choosing to adhere to
the traditional Christian guidelines established many centuries ago. We extend
these concepts through the ecclesiastic teachings of our clergy; enhancing the
practice of faith, commitment, goodwill, dedication and solidarity.
In many ways, the ushers are the
“face” of the church. They are first to be seen when people arrive and the last
ones seen when everyone leaves. It is important that an usher be friendly,
honest, and willing to serve. This important position in the church is one
requiring integrity, cordiality, and wisdom.