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

Tring Team Parish version: 3

Our Details

Contact Name

The Revd Huw Bellis

Website

www.tringteamparish.org.uk

Parish

Tring Team

Benefice

Tring Team Ministry

Deanery

Berkhamsted

Archdeaconry

St Albans

Dates

  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    09/02/2017
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next

Our Looking

What progress have you made with the Goals from your previous MAP, and what do you want to celebrate?

  • Chaplaincy started and rooted in the life of the parish

    Tring School Chaplaincy

    Taken from Tring School website and prospectus 2017 celebrating the role of the chaplain from Tring Team Parish in the life of Tring School

    Which Living God's Love theme do you think it represents?

    Making New Disciples


  • Small relational groups are now firmly part of what we do. We have a number of permanent house groups, as well as a number which come together at Advent and Lent. We also have distinct groups for young adults, teenagers, older men, young fathers.

    Dads n lads n daughters

    Dads group annual camping weekend

    Which Living God's Love theme do you think it represents?

    Making New Disciples


  • Finances are on a more secure footing. We pay parish share in full. We took bold decisions on developing land to pay for chaplaincy.

What Goals did you set where you saw less progress than you would have liked?

  • Although we are celebrating the school chaplaincy it is still less progress than we would have liked. Chaplaincy is started but not fully developed. We had hoped the appointment of a curate would see another person working in the school. This did not work out.
  • Developing lay ministry / involving more people in occasional offices. Reasons for not making progress - Lack of time and life would be boring if we succeeded straightway in everything we tried to do. It is ongoing (still)

Things seen about our local community

  • Desire for a greater sense of community
  • Complete lack of provision for children below school age in some of our villages
  • Within an incredibly wealthy area there are still some pockets of deprivation

How have you begun to engage with these concerns / needs / issues?

  • Church takes a lead on community celebrations (WW1 commemorations / Tring 700 / #HMQ90 etc) and seeking to find ways of making church centre of community (books from old mobile library now available to borrow in Wilstone Church)
  • Started a mother a toddlers group in Aldbury Church
  • Foodbank

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

Churches at the heart of their communities open to all

Current Situation

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

Our highest demographic is the 40 - 60 age group but we are under represented here.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • Continue the chaplaincy so it moves beyond students to their families
  • Continue to find ways of developing lay ministry / involve others in occasional offices
  • Empower each district church to develop a local MAP

Goals (for the next year)

  • Employ full time Team Vicar to share in the Chaplaincy
  • Launch a version of grave talk in Autumn 2017 and a Wedding Fayre in Spring 2018
  • Work with Tring Brewery to put on a church and community celebration in summer 2017
  • Relaunch new format Sunday Clubs and Junior Choir and maybe even Toddler Worship in Autumn 2017
  • Vocations preaching course
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  • Going Deeper into God
  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities
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