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

Langford, St Andrew version: 5

Our Details

Parish

Langford

Benefice

Henlow and Langford

Deanery

Ampthill and Shefford

Archdeaconry

Bedford

Dates

  • Previous MAP adopted by PCC
    12/03/2012
  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
    10/04/2016
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    23/04/2016
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next
    30/03/2017

Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • Mixed social groups, housing & ages. New building proposed of up to 150 houses.
  • Variety of clubs for most ages, but no specific youth club.
  • Small range of businesses, shops & lower school.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • Demographics do not reflect the community.
  • Members are committed to activities within the church and the local community is very supportive.
  • There are no young families in regular attendance.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

St Andrew's is a living, vibrant church, family friendly with all ages. The church building is accessible with a toilet, basic kitchen facilities and flexible space.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • Engage with younger people and the school.
  • Encourage members of the congregation to participate in all areas of church life.
  • Getting the church on to a firm financial footing.

Goals (for the next year)

  • Work with architect to develop plans for kitchen/toilet and repositioning of font
  • Develop fundraising for above project and general funds
  • Develop singers to join music group for 3rd Sunday services involving existing choir
  • Continue running the Pilgrim Courses.
  • Open the church on Saturdays in the summer
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