Gracious Heavenly Father, help our church here at All Saints’ to grow in holiness, unity, effectiveness and numbers. Draw us even closer to you and to those around us. Give us enthusiasm in our faith, and wisdom in sharing it with young and old. Open our eyes to new opportunities, our lips to sing and speak of you, and our hearts to welcome the stranger. Grow your kingdom in us and in the world, through the intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The following plan will be implemented by All Saints PCC and be reviewed annually.
|All Saints’ Church Peterborough – Mission Action Plan (MAP)
Heavenly Father we ask that you empower us to become a body of people who come to a deeper knowledge and love of Jesus Christ and be inspired and strengthened in witnessing to the Christian faith by worship, service and friendship.
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During 2018 we will strive, with God’s help, to:
Encourage spiritual growth by offering a Prayer group and Discipleship groups.
Offer a Walsingham visit
Offer an instructed Eucharist. ( and an explanatory booklet)
To consider a BCP Eucharist
Offer Befriending and mentoring to those who seek our support and those moving off the streets though a Pastoral Visiting team.
Promote and support social justice issues ( Fair Trade and Christian Aid)
Open the church and offer tours for Heritage Open Days
Strengthen our CMS link
Offer an annual Parish ramble
Arrange events that promote welcome and integration
Introduce a Family Harvest lunch
Provide training for altar party, Welcomers, Readers
To increase financial income by promoting Planned Giving and increasing the number who contribute.
To grow our choir and musical tradition.
Church heating (done!)
Install a new kitchen
To review Fire safety / Health and safety/ Images policy
Restore the War memorial
Review committee structure – and convene a Buildings Committee.
Recruitment new members and increase our capacity to function..
Appoint a Communications Officer ( for Newsletter, events, schools)
Within 5 years
2019 to 2022
we will work, with God’s help, to:
To encourage spiritual growth by offering Bible Study and Adult confirmation classes.
Offer a Parish Quiet Day
Explore and experience different forms of prayer.
Discern gifts and calling and equip a Pastoral visiting team for ministry to the bereaved and those preparing for baptism.
Discern what follows on from the Winter Night Shelter ( possibly a Community hub, Hope into Action, use of hall) – to strengthen links with the local community and other faiths
Increase financial income by promoting Planned Giving and legacies.
Plan the recruitment of a Children’s/ family worker
Introduce a Gardening party and develop a Community Garden
Develop a Silver Fellowship
To fulfil the Quinquennial Report recommendations.
Consider administrator and Librarian?
‘Friends of All Saints’ considered
Update Security and Audio equipment ( 2019)
Internal decoration and Cleaning of Church (2020)
Hall and Church Floor and Car Park (2021 )