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

Parish of Barkway
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Parish
Barkway

Benefice
Barkway, Barley, Reed and Buckland

Deanery
Buntingford

Archdeaconry
Hertford

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
15th June 2021

Our MAP will be reviewed next
15th June 2022

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

• Children and Communion: We have had permission from the Bishop to prepare children who have been baptised to be admitted to Communion before Confirmation
• We have extended our use of technology beyond our imagining using YouTube, Facebook live streaming and Zoom for keeping church together.
And this was extended to YouTube pre recorded services- to live streaming and Zoom. We have extended the number who receive the email newsletter.
• To build community with our First Sunday Service. Considerable developments have taken place with this and we are now ready to increase our outreach through this. The previous team have retired and we have a potential new team coordinated by a newly trained Lay Leader of Worship.

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

7 stars

Where has there been less progress than hoped for?

• To facilitate a teaching Eucharist This was scheduled but we were unable to do this due to lockdown- this may work in with our preparation of Children to receive Communion but is all dependent on the return to normality.
• To host a Church Discovery Day for heritage tourism and to increase our fringe contacts. This too was a casualty of lockdown.

Vision

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

“to be a growing church with all ages represented in our regular congregation. A church where all are discovering a deeper spirituality and which offers excellent pastoral care and worship.”

Values

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

Core values:
All Age
Deeper Spirituality energised by faith
Excellent pastoral care

1st Priority

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

Deepening spiritualty

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 1st Priority most focus on?
Going deeper into God

SMART Goal to achieve your 1st Priority

To take one area from our Bronze award to develop a deepening spirituality of creation and ecology.

2nd Priority

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

All age and pastoral care

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

To produce a survey of church members to discover if/how faith has changed during the pandemic with the results back in by end July 2021.

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 2nd Priority

To create a directory of church members for use within the ministry team by the end of 2021.

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=27394
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  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities