Services Rota Guidelines
Welcome to the new Services Rota
This new rota has a slightly different approach to previous rotas and, by that, I mean that dates will not be deleted when they have passed at some point in the future but, for now, they will remain. However, this does not mean you will have to scroll down through loads of pages to find the information you want as the program has a very efficient search facility
Search by date
For most date searches, typing in the day and the month, for example, 23/10 will suffice. You can type in the whole date if you wish but the program will have found what you’re looking for as soon as you have typed in “23/10”
You may wish to search for a whole month in which case search for ‘/10′ or ’10/2022’, say, for October 2022 or, similarly, if you want to search for a whole year in which case type ‘/2022’
Basically, all other columns are searchable without specifying which column you want to search. For example, typing in ‘Connect’ will display all Connect Services. To check when you are ‘on duty’ simply start typing in your name but, be careful, if your name matches a book of the bible you will also pick up any readings from those books. For example, ‘Mark’ would also pick up readings from Mark’s gospel if any were present.
I hope that gives you some insight on how to search the rota. I could probably come up with tens if not hundreds of further examples but I’ll just leave it to your imagination.
Editing the rota
Only columns Leader to Unavailable are editable. So if a date is to be added or deleted, one of the site administrators will have to do it. Please notify any changes to email@example.com and copy in the Parish Office as well.
When editing, please use the following conventions.
- All names should be Christian name followed by the
first letter of the surname followed by a semi-colon. If however, this
leads to any ambiguity, for example, Matt Cussell / Matt Curme), please
use full names. Clergy will be Rev. Sue, Rev. Kevin etc.
- Readings – where there’s more than one separate them
with semi-colons. Also, please use the full reference, for example,
Matthew 28:16-20 and not Matthew 28:16-end or Matt. 16:20-end