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

Chipperfield, St Paul version: 2

Our Details




Sarratt and Chipperfield




St Albans


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Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • We have a wide range of community organisations which cater for various needs and age groups.
  • We recognise the need to support and encourage those in their 20s to 40s to grow in faith and be more involved in the whole life of the church.
  • We need to be where the people are, not expect them to come to us.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • We need to be better at communication even within the church where jargon can be off-putting.
  • The age profile and engagement is heavily skewed to the older generation.
  • We try hard to provide diversity in forms of worship.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

A community that is so on fire with the love of Jesus, that all are drawn to him.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • To encourage people to deepen their relationship with God through prayer, worship, study and fellowship.
  • To identify the pastoral needs of the community and seek to show love and care and to build relationships.
  • To bring children, young people and families into a deepening relationship with God.

Goals (for the next year)

  • Arrange an Away-Day with an external facilitator to explore the benefit, nature and practise of prayer.
  • Establish two home groups and identify and nurture four home group leaders.
  • Establish and commission a means of bringing together information about individual pastoral needs and informing those who should take action: identify the group of people to take that action.
  • Establish and commission a small group to encourage and support those who no longer attend church.
  • To agree a benefice strategy for youth and children's work and put plans in place for the parish for 2016/2017.
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