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

Northaw, St Thomas a Becket version: 2

Our Details


Northaw and Cuffley


Northaw and Cuffley






  • Previous MAP adopted by PCC
  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next

Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • An attractive area & outwardly parish appears affluent & comfortable, no obvious poverty so discernment needed for real needs.
  • People lead busy lives with many activities and networks. For many 'church' does not seem relevant.
  • Northaw CE Primary School is an important area for mission.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • Newcomers tells us church is welcoming and friendly, there are many committed & enthusiastic members, but they are ageing.
  • Our two church buildings are in prominent locations, but having two churches is at the moment a challenge rather than a blessing
  • Publicity and communication are vital and could be a lot better.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

A welcoming, lively and joyful community of Christians of all ages, growing in faith and fellowship and reaching out in God's love. Young and old feel a sense of belonging and want to be involved. Integral to the local community, making the gospel relevant to modern life.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • Revitalize our worship to appeal to newcomers as well as long-standing church members. Encourage newcomers to want to know more.
  • To grow in numbers and in faith across all age groups.
  • To use our buildings more effectivley for the benefit of the community. ALSO SEE ATTACHED - UPDATED MAP GOALS recd June 2014.

Goals (for the next year)

  • Have a variety of services/worship to appeal to newcomers as well as existing members - aim to increase Sunday attendance.
  • Review every aspect of welcome and implement appropriate changes, inc. formation of a welcome team, by end Aug '12.
  • Hold a Northaw School Service every week during term time and involve congregation members in hosting/leading these.
  • Hold six events in 2012 for children & families, combining Christian teacahing with fun/play (Messy Church or similar).
  • Research 3 possible ways of developing St Andrew's church and Undercroft so they can be used 7 days a week by community.
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