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

Carlton, St Mary the Virgin version: 3

Our Details

Parish

Carlton with Chellington

Benefice

Chellington Team

Deanery

Sharnbrook

Archdeaconry

Bedford

Dates

  • Previous MAP adopted by PCC
    05/02/2014
  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
    10/02/2015
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    04/09/2015
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next
    30/09/2016

Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • The villages have many community assets - shops, schools, country park, village hall, clubs & organizations.
  • Residents main concerns were crime, traffic & transport, and needs were identified as youth activities and support for carers.
  • The schools are very outward looking, environmentally aware, and support charities including the CTHC Shoe Box Appeal.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • The churches are actively involved in worshipping, studying and working together on a regular basis.
  • All three churches see themselves as friendly & welcoming, but members are reluctant to invite people to services & events or to look at mission.
  • There is a need for more community/social events to enable people to get to know one another and involve new people.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

A lively group of churches, welcoming, caring and outgoing; working closely together with activities for all age groups. Being seen and respected as a group affecting the wider community by their lives and actions.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • To grow both the faith of our members and others in the community.
  • To continue to respond to perceived needs of both individuals and the wider community.
  • To be more outward looking in our welcome.

Goals (for the next year)

  • To identify the problems of families coming to church and take action.
  • To hold an event for newcomers to the village.
  • To continue to develop the social programme of regular events.
  • To review our financial situation and take appropriate action.
  • To run the Start course and confirmation classes.
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