Progress the project to reorder the interior of the church:
Liaise with architect and obtain faculty for the work of reordering the church interior.
Work towards raising funding,including grant applications.
Set up ‘Friends of’ group.
Ask for ‘sponsor a seat’ pledges.
So that : We can make clear progress towards the re-ordering.
Success will be: Well on our way to being able to get the work done, with a reasonable
timescale for completion.
By Whom : PCC; Heritage Core Committee; Friends Group.
When : Ongoing
Offer weekly prayer times, with different days/times/styles across the month (to
be decided after consultation.)
This will include building on our existing Prayer for Healing time, and introducing
times of quiet prayer.
So that: We will pray together more, and become more committed and confident in prayer.
Success will be : Prayer times established and people taking part.
By Whom : Initially the Lay Reader (KW) but ultimately including other leaders.
When: To start as soon as days/times agreed by consulting church members
Identify and implement a social activity which will appeal to the 20s – 40s age group e.g. A monthly film night.
So that: people currently attending Families Service will build up friendships within
church and be more open/confident to more specific discipling initiatives .
Success will be: This group more established in their church membership and beginning
to increase their involvement.
By Whom: Existing members in the 20s-40s age group.
When: In the New Year
Open church and provide refreshments, initially for one afternoon per week (Thursday)
2.45 -4.00pm, To provide a venue for parents/carers waiting for children, and anyone
else in the community who would like to drop in.
So that: more parents/carers/children will get to know us, and know that we care
about them. Interest in church, and events for children/young people will be raised
and help the church to grow
Success will be : Open afternoon established and people attending.
By whom : Team to be established for church opening.
When: Autumn 2016 onward
Invite members of village uniformed organization to attend families services and
Success will be : Uniformed organisations attending several times a year.
By Whom : Children and Young Persons’ Work Co-ordinator;
When: Autumn 2016 onward
Review and update communications
Including website, church directory, online calendar. Appoint team leaders for additional
roles e.g. Social and Fund raising co-ordinators, Publicity Officer.
So that: Church members are better informed; workload is shared better; duplication
of effort is minimized.
Success will be: More people active; people able to focus on using their gifts,and
to discover their calling.
By Whom : PCC/SH
When: From Autumn 2016
Continue to promote and develop collaboration with Gonerby church
e.g. Benefice Service, ‘Shine’ Service.
So that: links between our churches are strengthened, and we can share gifts and
Success will be: greater interaction between our churches.