Our work to create a new five year Mission Action Plan (MAP) is a continuous process which began in our parish in the Autumn of 2015. The plan was created from:
- The views and opinions of the clergy and laity who make up the parish
- The evidence from the parish profile indicating current and future needs
- The priorities outlined in the Deanery and Diocesan MAPs
Following PCC discussions, a meeting with the Headteacher and key staff of St Nicolas’ School, an Open Parishes meeting, a Questionnaire Consultation and personal inputs, the views and opinions of the parish laity were presented in an initial draft MAP at the Annual Parish Council Meeting on 20th March 2016 and subsequently reviewed by the PCC on 22nd March 2016. With the appointment of a new Vicar in February, 2017, work began on addressing the key priorities within the overall plan. The Vicar reported on progress at the Annual Parish Meeting in April, 2018 and 2019.
A key development has been the development of PCC Sub-Committees to steer the objectives of our MAP. A Worship Sub-Committee has conducted a survey of people’s views about our worship and how it might be improved and the outcomes of this survey are being addressed. There is also now a Mission and Outreach Sub-Committee and Sub Committees dealing with Finance, Fund-raising and Social activities. In 2019, the PCC held an ‘Away Day’ to review progress and plan for the future.
Our commitments under the three headings: Faithful to God, Caring for each other, Serving the Community are listed under About Us.