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Parish of Luton, All Saints with St Peter
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Parish
Luton, All Saints with St Peter

Benefice
Luton, All Saints with St Peter

Deanery
Luton

Archdeaconry
Bedford

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
28th August 2019

Our MAP will be reviewed next
1st September 2020

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

Our allotments ( 15 raised beds) continue to be well used by local ( Muslim) community.

For the second year we have organised and run a very successful Windrush celebration event – this is a further reminder of the place of All Saints for the Caribbean community in the town.
Our annual PeaceLight service drew in more involvement from other faiths in 2018 ( Muslim, Hindu, Sikh).
We now host a Red Cross drop in for refugees and other vulnerable service Red Cross users and have helped them begin sewing classes, and supported them with fresh food and clothing.
Godly Play with elements of Messy Church ran successfully at St Peters from 9/18 -5/20.

We now have a pastoral visitors group.

At All Saints we have installed a thermostat to maintain minimum temperature during the winter.

In 2018 we paid 100% of our parish share which was a major achievement.

How far did you meet your previous priorities?
(1 star = Not at all → 10 stars = Done)

5 stars

Where has there been less progress than hoped for?

Attendance at Godly Play dwindled and we have paused this for the summer.

We ran a study group on christian approaches to LGBT but didn’t manage to run any generic nurture activity for adults.

Vision

What is the vision for your Church, Parish, Team Ministry or Benefice?

Our vision is to be an inclusive welcoming christian presence in a majority S Asian / Muslim community. Faithful in our christian discipleship, eager to work alongside fellow Christians and those of other faiths, we seek to make Christ known in word and deed.

Values

What are the core values for your Church, Parish, Team Ministry or Benefice?

To be a genuinely Inclusive church. To offer an open Welcome as our capacity and resources permit.
To work in partnership with others wherever possible.

1st Priority

What is your 1st Priority to make your vision a reality?

Open our churches and surrounding areas so that the wider ( mainly Muslim and other faiths) community recognise and value our presence and purpose.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 1st Priority most focus on?
Transforming Communities

SMART Goal to achieve your 1st Priority

All Saints will be open at a minimum from 10.30-12.00 every Thursday to offer a welcome and basic refreshments.

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 1st Priority

Promote our existing Thursday morning “Places of Welcome” by printing and placing cards in shop windows and elsewhere.

2nd Priority

What 2nd Priority are you working on to make your vision a reality?

Offer appropriate weekday activities for church and community members in order to promote fellowship and in response to questionnaires completed by the congregation in June 2019.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 2nd Priority most focus on?
Transforming Communities

SMART Goal to achieve your 2nd Priority

Deliver a Tuesday morning activity based session in the hall at All Saints using tuition from Active Luton.

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 2nd Priority

Deliver creative or craft based sessions for interested members of the church or wider community in a weekday daytime slot in the hall at All Saints.

3rd Priority

What 3rd Priority are you working on to make your vision a reality?

Devise and deliver nurture sessions for baptism families and their children – based at St Peters. The aim will be to support parents as their child’s first Christian educators and help them in their own faith journey.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 3rd Priority most focus on?
Making New Disciples

SMART Goal to achieve your 3rd Priority

Deliver monthly (at a minimum) Sunday afternoon groups from September 2019 onwards at St Peters for Baptism families and others, using elements of Godly Play and Messy Church.

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 3rd Priority

Establish an effective communication channel ( whats Ap?) for parents so they can be reminded of sessions.

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=21820
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