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

Kelshall, St Faith version: 1

Our Details

Parish

Kelshall

Benefice

Therfield with Kelshall

Deanery

Buntingford

Archdeaconry

Hertford

Dates

  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
    24/09/2012
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    03/01/2012
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next
    30/09/2013

Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • Committed congregation
  • A relatively affluent corner of Hertfordshire
  • Over 50% of the parishioners attend some kind of religious service

Three things we have seen about our church

  • A gem of 15th Century church building
  • More facilities required to keep up with modern day expectations
  • A supportive community where 90% of parishioners are prepared to support and do not wish the church to become redundant

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

A vibrant community at which the church is the heart Widen our appeal to all faiths Known to be a church that holds traditional BCP anmd informal all age services Warm, welcoming and well used

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • Deepen our faith and commitment by holding further bible study groups - to then enable more of the congregation to share God's word and continue the work with Living God's Love initiative.
  • Find ways to reach out to the surrounding communities outside the church.
  • Encourage more uses and more people to come to St Faith's more regulalry by improving our facilities

Goals (for the next year)

  • Lower the average age of teh congregation (currently approx 75)
  • Reach out to different groups that are not represented in the church at present. Hold one ecumenical service a year
  • Improve the church comfort by installing a water supply (by 2013), toilet and kitchen facilities (by 2014) and runners in pews (2015)
  • Increase the knowledge of the history of the church with its place in our community. Complete the Church Recorders record compiled by NADFAS by 2016
  • Encourage further co-operation between Kelshall and Therfield by holding at least three joint fund raising events per year and at least five benefice services per year
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