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

Stanstead Abbots, St Andrew version: 2

Our Details


Stanstead Abbots


Great Amwell with St Margarets and Stanstead Abbots


Hertford and Ware




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Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • Village people don't recognise God's relevance.
  • Also see church irrelevant except for weddings, baptisms and funerals.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • Quinquenniel issues, re-leading windows, refurbishment of Hall.
  • Few young families.
  • Rationalise community engagement.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

(i) Relevant to the community, (ii) Recognised in the community, (iii) Engaged with the community, (iv) Appealing / attractive, (v) People of growing and deepening faith, (vi) People who understand our community.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • Community analysis.
  • Prayer
  • Dealing with building issues.

Goals (for the next year)

  • At end of year, all expenditure paid plus £1,000 in bank.
  • At least 5 more non-church families from within the parish in Messy Church.
  • Regular attendance (not including ANCC students) up to 40 (increasing year on year).
  • Fire and Quinquenniel recommendations met. Appoint new Architect ready for Quinquenniel.
  • Implement renewed prayer process.
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