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

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Our Details








St Albans


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Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • Diverse population and growth in the area which is not reflected in church growth alongside a lack of Christian education in early childhood
  • Unstable world.
  • Breakdown of family life and values and increasing stress.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • Fast-pace changes in the Church of England.
  • Thriving Sunday School and Youth Sector as a result of fresh expressions and outreach.
  • We have been aware of a greater awareness of the presence of the churches in our community.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

A Parish recognised as attractive to everyone by being an important part of our community.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • Sustainable congregations for all age groups.
  • Church buildings 'fit for purpose'.
  • A programme for spiritual education and growth.

Goals (for the next year)

  • A 20% increase in average attendance across the parish in one year.
  • To continue to develop, establish and support teams to resource Pioneer Ministry and to welcome the growth that it brings across our three churches and the Little Reddings area.
  • By the end of September to have submitted all outstanding reports and financial statements
  • In planning a second Giving in Grace campaign for 2017 we hope to grow spiritually (by investing more in people) and numerically (a target of 40% increase in CMF/stewardship was achieved in 2014)
  • Within the next 12 months to complete a review and implement a five-year/ten-year plan of the parish property estate, to ensure we provide facilities appropriate to the needs of present and future users.
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