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

Stanbridge, St John the Baptist version: 4

Our Details

Website

http://www.tstbenefice.org

Parish

Stanbridge

Benefice

Totternhoe, Stanbridge and Tilsworth

Deanery

Dunstable

Archdeaconry

Bedford

Dates

  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    01/08/2018
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next
    01/08/2019

Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • Many active community groups
  • Parish is well centered around church and the green
  • High percentage of commuters

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

A living church with extended social activities, fully integrating the church and community, making it a welcoming and non threatening centre.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • Widen existing path for people to become involved with the church
  • Providing accessible worship (modern?) making church services relevant and accessible
  • To be open, welcoming, strengthen church as heart / centre of village

Goals (for the next year)

  • Invite community supporters to join fundraising / organising social events. Vicar now governor of local school, aiming at more contact with local community.
  • Design & circulate survey / personal approach to identify attitudes to local church and barriers to attendance. Survey complete. Family service trial.
  • Review service types / timing / frequency, eg. non Eucharistic. Consider local ministry teams. Family Service started during Advent 2013. Much increased attendance, but giving remains static.
  • Review church opening for other activities. Invite residents to a cooked breakfast. Revisits by baptized children.
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