Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Bishop’s Stortford, St Michael version: 1

Our Details


Bishop's Stortford


Bishop's Stortford


Bishop's Stortford




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Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • People wish to be involved, to take part, to volunteer, to help both young people and the elderly.
  • People appreciate the historic and community feel of Bishop's Stortford, and its good living environment (low level deprivation).
  • A high proportion work (72%) and 41% of these in high-level work - (London) commuters.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • We feel we are a welcoming community, always open and open to all.
  • Art and music are important to us, both in and outside of worship.
  • We appreciate the links with have with other churches (CTBS etc.) and with the schools.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

To be a welcoming and transforming community of people who know, love, and serve God

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • To broaden the knowledge of God through preaching, teaching, study and awareness.
  • To deepen our love of God through worship, prayer, and fellowship.
  • To widen our service of God through outreach, compassion, care, and contact in the town and worldwide.

Goals (for the next year)

  • Production of the Parish Profile and the appointment and installation of a new incumbent.
  • A long-term plan to remove the financial deficit encumbering the church.
  • The pursuit and progress of Social Media for St Michael's.
  • Increasing the use of the Windhill Churches Centre.
  • Improving the information on accuracy of the database with a view to encourage leadership.
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