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

Church of Woolmer Green, St Michael
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Details

Church
Woolmer Green, St Michael

Parish
Welwyn and Woolmer Green

Benefice
Welwyn Team Ministry

Deanery
Welwyn Hatfield

Archdeaconry
Hertford

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
18th September 2019

Our MAP will be reviewed next
16th September 2020

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

The last MAP was adopted in 2012.

Since the last MAP the service pattern has changed; there is a wider variety of services
throughout the month and at special events such as Harvest, Mothering Sunday etc.

Given the time that has lapsed since the last MAP, it is envisaged that this will serve
as a new MAP.

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

8 stars

Where has there been less progress than hoped for?

We currently do not have a website or any regular internet presence. One of our priorities last time was to improve our publicity/presence in the village – this is something we are aware of and working to improve in this current MAP.

We are aware that we are an ‘aging’ church, and whilst people of all ages appreciate us in the village, we are not increasing our congregation. We have an excellent relationship with our church school and seek to utilise this relationship as we seek to go deeper into God and make new disciples.

Vision

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

To be an outward looking church bringing the love of God to the people of Woolmer Green
through our worship and Christian presence.

Values

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

We are a committed congregation which seeks to be welcoming to people of all ages through our worship and outreach in the village.

We engage with the local community at different events through the year and are appreciated by the community. We seek to improve our presence and build on these relationships to engage more fully with the wider community.

1st Priority

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

To improve our publicity and image.

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

To have our own website and utilise social media to advertise events at the church to show that the church is relevant.

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 1st Priority

To have a new notice board which we are able to update regularly and which reflects a church
fit for the 21st century.

SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 1st Priority

To ‘tidy up’ and begin a conversation to modernise the fabric of the church to reflect the love
of God and the hospitality of Christ.

2nd Priority

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

To utilise our excellent relationship with our church school to bridge the gap between worship in the school and worship in the church.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 2nd Priority most focus on?
Making New Disciples

SMART Goal to achieve your 2nd Priority

In partnership with the Headteacher, to introduce a first communion/confirmation class in the school. (With the school currently being non-Eucharistic and the church being a Eucharistic community there is a divide in our worship.)

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 2nd Priority

To engage with the school choir and involve them in special services throughout the year.

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=21966
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  • Going Deeper into God
  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities