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

Keysoe, St Mary the Virgin version: 1

Our Details

Parish

Keysoe

Benefice

Bolnhurst with Keysoe

Deanery

Sharnbrook

Archdeaconry

Bedford

Dates

  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    12/11/2012
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next
    30/11/2013

Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • The village is fragmented and spread out, with no shop or similar central meeting place.
  • Families and individuals may be isolated, with few neighbours and limited communication with other villagers.
  • People happily support or attend community events, but few want to be active.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • We have a steady, but ageing congregation. Weekly attendance is rather small, but considerably larger on feast days.
  • Families with young children are often reluctant to attend church regularly - other activities compete.
  • Some people are happy to help the church in material ways, but are not prepared to worship regularly.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

We would like to see a thriving church community with regular services and group activities, more participation by the young generation and continuing care for the sick and lonely.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • Maintenance of regular worship and the church fabric.
  • Fund raising and completion of the project to provide kitchen and toilet facilities for the church building.
  • Gathering young families to take an active part in church life.

Goals (for the next year)

  • Provision of kitchen and toilet facilities for the benefit of church users and to promote wider use of church building.
  • Building a more active and worshipping church community of all ages.
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