Here you will find recent blog content from Benjamn and Gill, some information about our Mission Action Plan and about a national initiative, Leading Your Church into Growth, which our parishes are embracing.
- Sermons and Occasional Musings... (links to a separate page of this website)
- Mission Action Plan (at the foot of this page)
- Growing Church, Bringing Hope - Reflecting on the Vision (the Diocesan strategy) (external document opens in a separate window or tab)
- Leading your Church into Growth (links to the related website and opens in a separate window)
Parishes by the Wall - Historic Churches, Holy Spaces, Heavenly Places
The four churches of our parishes remind us of the abiding presence of communities of faith and Christian worship in this landscape for nearly two-thousand years. Through regular worship, events, and activity they continue to be places prayer and thanksgiving at the heart of our communities in which all of life is celebrated.
In our parishes, you will find many different ways of exploring our place in God’s story. Some of these will be in familiar Holy Spaces; such as the regular pattern of daily prayer or regular worship on a Sunday morning. Other Holy Spaces will be less familiar; like exploring faith in “God’s Tent” pitched amongst us, or in the craft and chaos of Storybook Church or Messy Church. Some Holy Spaces you will find for yourself, in the peace of our Churches and grounds, or the stillness of creation. Wherever or however you find peace and space in our Parishes we’d love to hear about it by email to the Vicar or through Twitter.
Our churches and the spaces we find are all held in the beauty of our landscape which continues to inspire lives of faith and wonder as it always has. These Heavenly Places are places of rest, of physical and spiritual explorations, and a vision of the plains of heaven we are privileged to call home.
Our Mission Action Plan (2016-19) acts as a focus for our activity in our Parishes for the coming three years. This booklet is an outline of what we have all helped shape – beginning with the ‘Mission Priorities’ identified at open meetings in early 2015, developed through everything we have done in the last two years, and clarified through the conversations that have taken place over recent months. You can download a copy here (but please note this is a big file at 10.6MB).