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

Egginton, St Michael version: 1

Our Details

Parish

Egginton

Benefice

Ouzel Valley Team Ministry

Deanery

Dunstable

Archdeaconry

Bedford

Dates

  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
    15/04/2012
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    29/05/2012
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next
    31/05/2013

Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • It is a rural parish which is soon to lose the part of a housing estate in its south west corner.
  • The population is c.270 (2009 population estimate).
  • Some people in the parish are willing to support the church building.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • It is one of only two community buildings in the village. The Village Hall is the other.
  • W benefit from being part of the Ouzel Valley Team ministry - team vicar and reader.
  • There is a strong, if small, core of helpers and supporters who worship regularly and good support from SMILE.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

An active congregation with regular services in a building that encourages people to visit and attend the services.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • To repaint and maintain the church building.
  • To maintain the twice monthly Communion Service.
  • To encourage the participation of the village community in the life of the church.

Goals (for the next year)

  • To raise church funds through regular village events - ongoing.
  • To look for suitable sites and means of advertising the church - before end of year.
  • To build on links made with the nursery and encourage family participation - ongoing.
  • To try to have church open on a more regular basis - ongoing.
  • To work with SMILE (St Michael's in the life of Eggington) to introduce a new evening social event.
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