Congregational Retreat, Saturday 20 January, 10.30am- 12.30pm at St Stephen’s
(Sandwich lunch to follow)
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. We will be discussing the proposals at a Congregational Retreat on Saturday 20 January 2018, at an event led by the Minister.
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).
For more information about the Going Forward survey and report, please contact us.