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

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Our Details








St Albans


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Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • Growing rural commuter village with limited local employment, but a good sense of community.
  • Predominantely white, but socially diverse, covering a wide spectrum.
  • Many people feel busy and under time pressure, with a variety of weekly patterns.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • Committed and growing congregations, but only about 3% of population and missing some areas.
  • Congregations keen to deepen and share their faith, with a strong, broad, active base of volunteers.
  • A desire for more mission and outreach to the wider village community.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

St Helen's and St Peter's:- Vibrant centres for Christian service. A community growing in Christian maturity. Deepening our connection with God through worship.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • Strengthen our mission and outreach by providing practical, pastoral and spiritual support around the village.
  • To develop our worship with more variety and something for everyone.
  • To deepen our faith through more small groups and teaching such as Bible study, prayer and Alpha, as well as youth group.

Goals (for the next year)

  • Mission: Identify community support provided by village & church, and map provision against needs.
  • Mission: Invite membes to group meals to discuss our vision and how they can help.
  • Worship: Make the parish communion service more engaging & review Sunday evening worship.
  • Groups: Find out what people want and identify and train effective leaders.
  • Review plans for phasing and managing our proposed extension and re-ordering.
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