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

Church of Northchurch, St Mary
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Northchurch, St Mary


Northchurch and Wigginton


St Albans

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
24th November 2019

Our MAP will be reviewed next
24th November 2020


What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

Improved Social media presence and interaction
Setting up of Open Church
More use of Church for events – plays, concerts and speakers,

Where has there been less progress than hoped for?

Need to improve interaction with local school
Taking Church out of the building more
Keeping in contact with occasional attenders and offering them something different


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

St Mary’s is one of the oldest churches in Hertfordshire where the Christian faith has been preached and lived for over 1000 years. We understand ourselves to be called to –

• Celebrating the Christian faith by encouraging and supporting all ages in discipleship
• Opening the church as a place where people can come for prayer, reflection and friendship
• Supporting the disadvantaged and marginalised through financial and prayerful support for the churches local and international charities
• Making a common commitment together to care for God’s Creation
Pray and live compassionately


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

Fellowship, Friendship, Openness, being a focal point for the community
To Pray and Live compassionately.

1st Priority

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

Develop better links with local community.

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

Organise a series of events in next 6 months to bring Church and Community closer together

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  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities