As a church we have for some time been reflecting on our vision and mission priorities for the future. This Vision and Mission Action Plan is the fruit of over two years of prayer and reflection in the church.
In November 2013, during the vacancy, the church held an open meeting to pray and discuss the vision of the how the church should go forward in preparation for the parish profile.
Three key areas were agreed:
In addition to this, the Bishop of Chelmsford had already launched Transforming Presence - strategic priorities of the diocese. These priorities are titled: inhabiting the world distinctively, evangelising effectively, serving with accountability and re-imagining ministry.
As our response to this and to move forward with our mission and ministry the PCC held an away day in 2015 to begin to formulate our own vision and strategic plan building on the discussions that took place in 2013 and the wider strategic plan of the diocese.
Values are what underpin our choices about what we do. They help us discern what is really important. These are the values that we as a church agreed should underpin our behaviour, choices and actions as we move forward together in mission and ministry:
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