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

South Mymms, St Giles version: 2

Our Details

Website

http://stmargaret'sandstgiles

Parish

South Mymms

Benefice

South Mymms and Ridge

Deanery

Barnet

Archdeaconry

Hertford

Dates

  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    24/07/2017
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next

Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

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Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

St Giles Church seeks to be a welcoming Church Community reaching out to the population of South Mimms and beyond and encouraging them to be part of our Christian witness

Current Situation

From our Parish Statistics for Mission, we see that we are / have...

A very small and ageing congregation (around 12-15 per week) and currently coping with subsidence of the NE corner of the building which is of grave concern.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • During Lent 2017 a well publicised showing of the film Chocolat will be shown at 2/3 locations, including the church; and discussion groups encouraged (loosely) using the book Christ and the Chocolaterie by Hilary Brand
  • Once a month ‘Vicarage teas’ will take place from February for the duration of the summer and autumn 2017 reaching out to those of the village community on the fringes of our activities.
  • Planning will begin to enable some concerts, fun social evenings etc to be held in the church during the summer & autumn 2017/8. Aiming for perhaps 2/3 per year

Goals (for the next year)

  • Attendance at Chocolat and subsequent discussion groups Improved number of social activities across a wide spectrum Church congregation knowing and being known by a wider number of villagers
  • Once a month ‘Vicarage teas’ will take place from February for the duration of the summer and autumn 2017 reaching out to those of the village community on the fringes of our activities.
  • Planning will begin to enable some concerts, fun social evenings etc to be held in the church during the summer & autumn 2017/8. Aiming for perhaps 2/3 per year
  • 5. Planning will begin to develop a midweek toddler/parent activity to be held in church. Owing to ill health a date has not yet been set for this activity to begin but it is hoped it will be during summer 2017
  • Following these sessions it is planned to continue to open the church for good quality refreshments on a weekly basis for all who would like to visit us.
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