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

Parish of Codicote
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Parish
Codicote

Benefice
Welwyn Team Ministry

Deanery
Welwyn Hatfield

Archdeaconry
Hertford

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
23rd October 2019

Our MAP will be reviewed next
10th March 2021

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

1. Giles Coffee Shop has recruited more helpers and has continued seamlessly as the Church went through a clergy vacancy.
2. Worship4U (Café Church in Village Hall) has also continued to be a significant Sunday gathering once a month, drawing in people of all ages who don’t attend traditional Church services. Regular review is becoming part of its development.
3. During the vacancy, and since, more people have taken on roles within the Church.
4. The continuance of strong links between the Church and Codicote School.
5. Although not one of the Goals in the last MAP, we have celebrated the launch of Play and Praise, and the fortnightly Church activity it provides for those caring for pre-School aged children in the daytime.

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

6 stars

Where has there been less progress than hoped for?

1. There have been no parenting or marriage courses run in the parish since our previous incumbent left. No one has been identified to lead such courses.
2. There has been no faith-sharing course for Coffee Shop volunteers, or anyone else in the Church, because of lack of leadership in this area.

Vision

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

We want to be seen as a Christian community which is:
Growing in faith and number
Loving and caring
Outward-looking
Worshipping from the heart

Values

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

Faith, Love, Care, Mission, and Worship

1st Priority

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

1. Create more opportunities for people to explore, learn, and practise the Christian faith.

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

1. Embed a culture of invitation into our Church life so that more people are offered opportunities to engage with the Christian faith

2nd Priority

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

2. Sustain and develop our community engagement through Giles Coffee Shop and Worship4U (Café Church)

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

2. Create a more coherent plan for publicity, encouraging cross-over between different church activities

3rd Priority

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

3. Enhance the environment and content of our regular worship

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

3. Complete renovation of Church vestry and toilet, followed by re-decoration throughout

4th Priority

What 4th Priority are you working on to make your vision a reality?

4. Experiment with different forms of Church – like Play and Praise – to attract and keep families, especially those with children at Codicote School.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 4th Priority most focus on?
Making New Disciples

SMART Goal to achieve your 4th Priority

4. Seek to establish a pattern of worship that attracts more families

5th Priority

What 5th Priority are you working on to make your vision a reality?

5. Develop work with young people of secondary school age

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 5th Priority most focus on?
Making New Disciples

SMART Goal to achieve your 5th Priority

5. Put in place a consistent programme of Christian nurture for children moving into secondary school.

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=22462
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  • Going Deeper into God
  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities