Church of Ravensden, All Saints
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The local school make regular visits to the church.
The Rector carries out assemblies at the school.
The roof of the church has been repaired.
The residents in new housing in the parish have looked more to Bedford than Ravensden for their spiritual needs.
Progress has been hampered by the Covid 19 pandemic.
To draw people into the church both for worship, social and other events.
To reach out to everyone in the Parish with the message of Jesus.
Partnerships – to build growing partnerships with other groups in the village including the school, Parish Council, Friends of the Church, Women’s Institute.
Work with other groups , using the church building as a venue for community events.
In August 2021 a joint event is to be run with the Friends of the Church with an exhibition on the history of the village of Ravensden.
To continue to hold regular services recognising that people attend at different times, especially at the Festivals and at the “In Loving Memory” service in the autumn.
To hold regular Public Worship in line with Covid 19 guidelines.
Hold the Cross Lighting Services and Harvest Festival for both community and school.
Hold the In Loving Memory Service, Remembrance Day , Christmas and Easter Services.
Monitor attendance numbers.
Ensure events are widely advertised using traditional and social media.
Using the building for music, the arts and other events to welcome various people in, especially in conjunction with the Friends of the church.
To hold a jazz night , which has previously been a very popular event.
Hold musical events especially using the organ and encourage local music talent , particularly that of younger people.
Outreach – to be outward looking, not only looking after our own needs; especially serving vulnerable groups.
Identifying local and international causes to support.
To hold a Harvest Festival and lunch to raise money for causes beyond ourselves.