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

Parish of Stocking Pelham
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Parish
Stocking Pelham

Benefice
Braughing, Furneux Pelham and Stocking Pelham

Deanery
Bishop’s Stortford

Archdeaconry
Hertford

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
30th October 2019

Our MAP will be reviewed next
30th October 2022

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

We have seen a small increase in attendance at our Christmas Day service and mostly maintained numbers at all other services with support from our Benefice church family. We have had two weddings and five baptisms (which given a population of 180 is very good). We have maintained a positive bank balance. We have extended our range of services to include a Pet service and Harvest songs of praise. We have distributed a flier to existing and new members of the village community saying who we are and what we can offer. We have engaged with our community supporting village events and inviting people along to church personally, through social media and village email.

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?

Progress has been as we expected given that we are a very small Parish with 180 residents.

Vision

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

In 3 – 5 years time. Keep the church in good repair and open for services. Maintain the pattern of services – Holy Communion on every 5th Sunday of a month plus celebrating major festivals. See more people from the village regularly coming to church and developing their relationship with God.

Values

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

To help build community in the village. To maintain worship in the village. To be welcoming to all.

1st Priority

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

To offer community inclusive services and social events.

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

Have a Pet service in summer 2020.

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 1st Priority

Organise a son et Lumiere social evening.

SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 1st Priority

Continue to hold regular family friendly festival services including Harvest Songs of Praise.

2nd Priority

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

Improving communication with the community using social media more effectively.

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

Use all facebook features to increase people’s interest in church and post regularly.

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 2nd Priority

Obtain image consent from the congregation so that we can use people images in our advertising to show the appeal of the church community.

SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 2nd Priority

Encourage all facebook users in the village to follow the Benefice facebook page.

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=22519
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