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

Millbrook, St Michael and All Angels version: 1

Our Details

Parish

Millbrook

Benefice

Ampthill with Millbrook and Steppingley

Deanery

Ampthill and Shefford

Archdeaconry

Bedford

Dates

  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
    07/04/2012
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    05/05/2012
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next
    05/05/2012

Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • Millbrook over the last few years has become a dormitory village.
  • The parish is very supportive in a 'secular' way.
  • There is a general apathy towards the 'need' of the church within our society.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • We have an ageing congregation, however, we do have the presence of younger members at specific services.
  • Our church is steeped in history, but lacks more modern facilities.
  • We have been informed by several people that we are, as a church, "warm, friendly and welcoming".

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

St Michael & All Angels Millbrook is a welcoming 'church family' which has developed a strong link between church and village to meet the spiritual and secular caring needs of our community.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • For St Michael & All Angels to remain a central link between the church and the village.
  • To reach out to the wider community both spiritually and secularly in both church services and events.
  • To go deeper into God's love with the 'church family' taking a caring & supportive interest in the community.

Goals (for the next year)

  • To build up our specific church services & events already in progress to encourage the community to church.
  • To look at the possibility of upgrading our church with modern facilities (eg. a loo).
  • To work with the Diocesan Living Churchyard and Wildlife Trust (Beds) to make our churchyard a living one.
  • To share our history - set up a Millbrook Local History Group (MLHG), which has church links.
  • To identify ways for better communication avenues to promote church services and events.
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