King’s Langley, All Saints version: 4
Langelei Team Ministry
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Things seen about our local community
- Significant changes to local infrastructure - M25/A41 By pass - housing development.
- Modern hectic lifestyle.
- Fragmentation of community life.
Three things we have seen about our church
- Older age profile of congregation and unrepresentative of local community.
- Mainly Sunday only congregation.
- All Saints - a long-established institution in the community.
Vision (for five years' time)
A modern active church in the modern active world of Kings Langley.
Priorities (for the next five years)
- Deepening the spirituality of the congregation.
- Identifying other ways of doing church.
- Engage in an ongoing conversation with the local community.
Goals (for the next year)
- To continue to develop the spirituality of the congregation Taizé style services continue to be held throughout the year at All Saints and across the benefice. The annual benefice Quiet Day is well-established and this year it is on Saturday 27th June at Douai Abbey, Berkshire. The year 2014-15 was designated ‘A Year of Faith’ and a number of events took place: the screening of the film ‘The Story of Jesus’ narrated by David Suchet; a presentation on how the Gospels came to be written; an overview of Mark’s Gospel; regular meetings following the PILGRIM course and continuing throughout 2015-16; Lent courses offered by Churches Together Kings Langley and St Mary’s; screening of the film in Holy Week ‘Life for Life’, the story of Maximilian Kolbe.
- To review our work with children/young people/ young families There is going to be a review of our work with children/young people/young families in the coming months at All Saints and across the benefice. No progress has been made with re-starting a church run mums and tots group.
- To continue to support the work and initiatives of the Kings Langley Information Forum The King Langley Information Forum (KLIF) is now established with representatives from organizations (including the churches) providing services for older people in the local community. Plans are underway for students from the local secondary school and KLIF to organize a new initiative for older people – either a monthly Sunday afternoon tea or opening an internet café for older people. The event in 2014 to provide information on entitlements to older people was moderately successful.
- To continue our programme of community and church fundraising Fundraising events throughout 2014 continued to be community focused attracting many non-church people to the events e.g. the concert by the Kings Langley Community Choir, the Chiltern Hills Brass Band concert. Future fundraising events in 2015 will also have this community dimension in mind
- To continue raising awareness of justice/peace/poverty issues The church continues to be involved in the very effective work of Churches Together Christian Aid Committee throughout the year as well as supporting the Foodbank point in the church. There are regular updates of the work of Christian Aid made available to the congregation.