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

Parish of Luton, St Saviour
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Parish
Luton, St Saviour

Benefice
Luton, St Saviour

Deanery
Luton

Archdeaconry
Bedford

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
9th September 2019

Our MAP will be reviewed next
21st April 2020

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

We have brought more people of all ages into our church through a communications campaign using the internet (http://www.stsaviour.org.uk), social media and traditional communication methods. Youngest member is 18 months and the oldest member is 88.

We have raised awareness of the church’s presence within the community through ‘open church’ days, coffee mornings, and other church-centred social activities such as concerts.

We have engage more effectively with disadvantaged young people and the issues they face, through hosting clubs and youth activities in the Church Hall.

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

7 stars

Where has there been less progress than hoped for?

We have reached out to Age Concern and other charities to help specifically to tackle elderly deprivation. Our work programme with Narcotics anonymous to help address alcohol and drugs abuse ended.

Vision

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

To continue to worship together faithfully as a traditional Anglo-Catholic church (with Resolutions in place), with love and reverence for the blessed sacrament, each other and the diverse, transient and aging community, that we serve.

Values

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

To respond to the spiritual and social needs of the community, anchored in the deep truths transmitted through the doctrines and traditions of the church. To continue to serve the parish of St Saviour, to maintain the resolutions and the approach to Anglo-Catholic worship which the parish upholds, To reach out to and encourage all souls (people of all ages and backgrounds) to join us at St Saviour’s Church, to enable us to be more relevant and enabled to effectively respond to issues within the community.

1st Priority

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

To ensure that the local community and other churches are informed of services, wider activities and events to be hosted at St Saviour’s Church. To use traditional marketing approaches, the intranet and social media to act as the vehicles to communicate; and to encourage congregation members to invite others in the community to join us at St Saviour’s.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 1st Priority most focus on?
Making New Disciples

SMART Goal to achieve your 1st Priority

To increase participation by local community and other churches at the activities and events organised by St Saviour’s by 10% over one year. To measure success for participation and communications methods by using follow-up smart surveys, website and social media analytics to determine the reach and impact of communication approaches, by October 2020.

2nd Priority

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

To continue to develop the ‘outreach’ programme to help to tackle elderly deprivation and social issues facing young people in the local community such as drug abuse, by October 2020. Working in partnership with registered charities.

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

To engage with registered charities to address the issue of elderly deprivation, in the parish, by October 2020. To use the metrics provided to determine the success of the programme being delivered.

3rd Priority

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

To aim to increase awareness and attendance numbers through a communications strategy aimed at promoting Anglicanism (aligned with Church of England directives in accordance with the resolutions and the approach to worship which the parish upholds), church activities and events. Making use of traditional methods of engagement to promote the church.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 3rd Priority most focus on?
Going deeper into God

SMART Goal to achieve your 3rd Priority

Developing a targeted internet and social media approach to informing the people of the parish and beyond about the gospel, the sacraments, the feasts and activities of the church, by October 2020. To aim to increase congregation numbers by 10% over one year (and then year on year until 2021 for review).

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=21904
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  • Going Deeper into God
  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities