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

Church of Salford, St Mary
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Church
Salford, St Mary

Parish
Hulcote with Salford

Benefice
Cranfield and Hulcote with Salford

Deanery
Bedford

Archdeaconry
Bedford

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
20th October 2019

Our MAP will be reviewed next
6th December 2020

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

1. Completion of redecoration at Hulcote and progress at Salford (floor, bats, noticeboard)
2. Better rapport with Parish Council
3. Fresh stewardship campaign for planned giving & financial support

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

9 stars

Where has there been less progress than hoped for?

1. Numbers at Services remain low
2. Responsibilities for parish life fall on the few.

Vision

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

1. To keep both Churches open for visitors/Sunday services.
2. Improve our communications amongst ourselves and more widely. Website, email, social.
3. Provide a focus for Christian witness, worship and work within our community.

Values

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

Our core values are reflected in our Mission Statement, namely: The two Churches in the Parish of Hulcote with Salford exist to share the love of Christ. We offer welcome and service to all people in and around our small rural community.

1st Priority

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

1. Increase the flock! (with Safeguarding/recruiting issues as High priority)

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

Keep the Parish functioning well through the vacancy – and then welcome new minister!

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 1st Priority

Increase the congregation; Focus on ‘Festivals’, community events.

SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 1st Priority

Improve our Communications – especially with Cranfield parish and Deanery.

2nd Priority

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

Reach a more realistic understanding with Diocese/deanery about Finances/Parish share.

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

Continue our financial stewardship and planned giving initiative.

3rd Priority

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

Reach out with Christian welcome to newcomers.

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

Market and maintain our assets we have [especially restoration of Chernocke monument, (Hulcote) and replacement chancel/nave screen (Salford)]: History, celebration, art, visitors, heritage.

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=22428
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