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

Great Hormead, St Nicholas version: 4

Our Details



Hormead with Wyddial


Hormead, Wyddial, Anstey, Brent Pelham and Meesden






  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
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  • Our MAP will be reviewed next

Our Looking

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

  • The spire is fixed
  • Increased Family Services with re-working the rota
  • Good care of residents and newcomers continued

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

  • A decline in numbers at family services
  • Roof still needs repair as does medieval pavement

Things seen about our local community

  • Our parish is growing with more families and children.
  • There are more families in our parish with both parents working, and who have other commitments during the week and over the weekend.
  • Our rural parish can be a place of isolation for the elderly or infirm (especially if they are unable to drive) and especially in the winter

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

  • Messy Church has been extended from Anstey to Meesden
  • We hold a mix of traditional worship & Messy Church
  • Maintained our visitors team and pastoral care

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

We are a thriving and lively church that is growing in faith and numbers. We have services that are relevant and meaningful to all. As a result of our youth work, children and teenagers understand they have a living God to support them in their daily lives. Individually, we are witness to Living God's Love, through our support to all the local community.

Current Situation

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

An inconsistent worshipping community; major festivals are important especially Christmas. Children's attendance is unpredictable.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • To develop Family Services and children's work
  • Grow our youth work and begin to engage young adults
  • To improve the welcome of the church building(s), to reflect our vision of a thriving and lively church, and to meet the needs of both a traditional and modern community. Re-wiring, re-decoration.

Goals (for the next year)

  • Fix the roof.
  • Work with families and young people, providing relevant services, Sunday school and roles within church life that show they are valued, loved and supported.
  • Through ongoing transformational activities - new services, updating fabric of church, welcome leaflets, updates in parish newsletter, social media - clearly articulate our mission.
  • Support new and experienced disciples through regular Christian courses, Bible study, prayer groups and pilgrimages, pastoral visiting. We also seek to develop the future leadership team.
  • Support the BRAVE trust and the link with Tanzania through Tearfund.
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