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

Datchworth, All Saints version: 1

Our Details

Parish

Datchworth

Benefice

Welwyn Team Ministry

Deanery

Welwyn Hatfield

Archdeaconry

Hertford

Dates

  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
    30/05/2012
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    20/09/2012
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next
    31/05/2013

Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • Our village has a community spirit and the church is part of that.
  • Some of the older residents struggle because of limited bus routes.
  • We are a relatively affluent rural parish which borders Stevenage.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • There is a strong sense of friendship and care within the congregation and a desire to live as disciples.
  • Our children's work has good connections with young families, but most rarely attend the main parish Eucharist.
  • We are a relatively affluent parish but are struggling with our church finances.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

All Saints will be an all-age family growing in faith and numbers through prayer, teaching and worship - and reaching out to the community in and with the love of Christ.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • To develop more age inclusive worship in both 9.30am and 11.15am services.
  • To encourage villagers 'this is your church'.
  • To encourage 'young' faith.

Goals (for the next year)

  • Through hymns, drama & instrumentalists and children in beginning of 9.30am, make 9.30am & 11.15am services feel more united.
  • Hold three specific 'village' services this year Jubilee /Songs of Praise / Pet service.
  • Run a short term discipleship course.
  • Involve teenagers in activities outside the parish.
  • To engage with Diocesan resources for a Stewardship campaign.
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