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

Croxley Green, St Oswald version: 3

Our Details

Contact Name

Michael Hart

Website

www.stoswaldschurch.org.uk

Parish

Croxley Green, St Oswald

Benefice

Croxley Green, St Oswald

Deanery

Rickmansworth

Archdeaconry

St Albans

Dates

  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
    20/11/2017
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    29/11/2017
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next
    20/11/2019

Our Looking

What progress have you made with the Goals from your previous MAP, and what do you want to celebrate?

  • Resurfacing of Car Park satisfactorily completed
  • From FestivOs we learned the need for better Communication and have installed a new website
  • In order to engage better with young adults there is now a group 'Network' for mainly 20s to 40s

What Goals did you set where you saw less progress than you would have liked?

  • Refurbishment of kitchen not proceeded with due to lack of finance available
  • Baptism Task group only just set up

Things seen about our local community

  • New secondary school to be built in the parish
  • Pressure on land and lack of affordable housing
  • Difficulty in finding volunteers due to pressure of time from 'busyness' and alternative leisure activities

How have you begun to engage with these concerns / needs / issues?

  • Provision of uniformed orgasnisations
  • Making Church Hall available to the general community
  • Contacts with the secondary school

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

Our Vision is to be a joyful, prayerful and caring and growing church; alive to the Holy Spirit; welcoming and accessible to all; building relationships with God and the community we serve.

Current Situation

From our Parish Statistics for Mission, we see that we are / have...

A gradual reduction in regular worshippers, which is a cause for concern

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • To show God's love in active involvement in the life of our community
  • To engage with the local community in the life of our community and give greater opportunities for members of the wider community to engage in the life of the church
  • To enable people to grow in discipleship and service

Goals (for the next year)

  • Install a contacts database and engage more with social media
  • Improve and expand both traditional and new methods of marketing
  • Plan a coherent strategy for our work with children and young people
  • Make more use of our buildings
  • Identify, recruit and support volunteers
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