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

Church of Pirton, St Mary
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Church
Pirton, St Mary

Parish
Pirton

Benefice
Holwell, Ickleford and Pirton

Deanery
Hitchin

Archdeaconry
St Albans

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
12th November 2019

Our MAP will be reviewed next
1st September 2021

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

We now run Messy Church 10 times in the year, almost monthly. This has helped create a regular, new congregation who are engaging with the Gospel message.

Our fundraisers have been of excellent quality, thanks to a dedicated team, and enabling us to welcome different members of the village to the St Mary’s community.

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?

We were unable to get started on creating our pastoral visiting team but have made it a goal for this year.

There is a bible study group established but turn out is low due to people’s various commitments.

Vision

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

A vibrant, diverse, welcoming community, committed to sharing God’s love and to building relationships with all in the community, to help them grow in, and experience, a deeper relationship with God.

Values

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

Deepening our spiritual life through prayer, worship, study and discipleship
Modelling Christ-like relationships through open effective and trusting communication
Being proactive and welcoming in our outreach to the community and beyond.

1st Priority

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

Creating a pastoral care team.

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 discern a group of people most suitable to pastoral care and to provide training.

2nd Priority

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

To hold a Messy Church communion service

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

Investigate how other churches have gone about a messy church communion and see how it could work in our context.

3rd Priority

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

Ensuring there is diversity in our worship provision.

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

To establish an evening service of a style not already provided.

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=22680
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  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities