One of the things I discovered was done at Holy Trinity and at Trendlewood, when I arrived here, was that all those leading services introduced themselves by name. I think, as well as simply being courteous, it writes into the liturgical DNA the idea that there may be visitors or newcomers. Not everyone here will know who I am. So I tell them. I now do it all the time - including weddings and funerals.
In the last four days I have been to the celebration of the opening of the new Baptist Centre in Nailsea and to the celebration of 25 years since St Francis Roman Catholic Church was dedicated. At neither event did the minster/priest leading the service introduce themselves.