In early 2017, we commissioned a survey of our parish to try to identify needs in the communities we serve which we might be able to meet as a congregation. The Going Forward Survey was completed in August by Kerrera Wilson.
Download a copy of the full Survey Report here.
You can read about the Report’s recommendations here. The suggestions made by the report include the following:
1 Employ a full-time community worker or associate minister for missional purposes.
2 Possible developments of St Stephen’s halls as a facility for older people.
3 Set up Messy Church for families with young children.
4 Explore the option of using OH halls on Academy Street as a dry bar or drop in centre thus supporting homeless people and the local business nearby.
5 Exploring a situation of working jointly in co-operation with another church(s).
We will be considering these ideas in the coming months- more details will be announced soon.
For more information about the Going Forward survey and report, please contact us.