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Welcome to St George's Church

  • A friendly welcoming church meeting to worship on Sundays with coffee afterwards in St George's Hall
  • A place to remember God and share the joy of His love with others
  • We have good access for the disabled and a car park for twenty vehicles
  • With a wide variety of church activities and social events
  • We are prayerfully linked with St George's Baghdad
  • Working to become Dementia Friendly
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Colossians Chapter 3 verse 17 (NRS)

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the Name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to
God the Father through Him.

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St George's Mission Action Plan

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Having a Mission Action Plan helps us to understand our role in the Church and the community and to acknowledge our strengths and weaknesses and to find a realistic path as we seek to fulfil God’s calling to us.

WHY ARE WE HERE?

·         to worship God

·         to see our friends & make new ones

·         to pray and give thanks to Him

·         to encourage other people

·         to say sorry and ask for forgiveness

·         to welcome the stranger

·         to listen and to learn about God

·         to share skills & talents

·         to serve

·         to get support

·         to be together

·         to balance the books

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

  • praying, learning and socializing together
  • supporting each other
  • supporting others (e.g., through Foodbank, Christian Aid and nominated charities)
  • supporting other Christians (e.g. St George’s Baghdad)
  • supporting the community (e.g., through Parents & Toddlers)
  • becoming more Dementia Friendly
  • sharing our faith and telling others what it means to us
  • being open to others
  • deepening our partnership with St Clement’s and the rest of the Mission Cluster
  • seeking to balance the books
  • keeping the place in good order

WHAT MORE COULD WE DO?

  • Be more accessible
  • Be more committed
  • Do more for others
  • Support each other more
  • Be more visible
  • Care for God’s creation

HOW DO WE GET THERE?

ACTION

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Be more accessible

Dementia friendly resources

Investigate cost of Braille service sheets

Investgate portable ramp for front door (so entrance is the same for all)

Keep the outside door open

Make welcomers more visible (sash / badge) and have them outside of the door

Invite people to coffee in notices

Improve lighting in porch

 

Clergy

Clergy/PCC

PCC

Sidespeople / Wardens

Sidespeople / Wardens

Clergy

PCC

  • Be more committed

Support possible FFM Candidate

Support and uphold ALM

Come more frequently

Re-boot scheme ‘I need a lift’ / ’I can offer a lift’

Do a Parish Jobs Audit

Develop a culture of invitation

 

Clergy / Congregation

Clergy / Congregation

Everyone

Everyone

PCC

Everyone

  • Do more for others

Maintain our links with St George’s Baghdad - including financial support

Make Dementia Friendly Carol Service an annual event -
invitation to local nursing homes and through Alzheimer’s Society

Pray for streets in the parish and let them know we are praying for them. Use social media to encourage prayer requests

 

Everyone

Clergy/Congregation

 

Clergy/Congregation

  • Support each other more

Project Starling

Pray for each other in our weekly lives

Maintain a Parish Directory so we can keep in contact with each other and help each other out (see ‘offering lifts’ and ‘Project Starling’ above)

Make sure GDPR compliant Directory in place

 

Congregation/Clergy

Congregation/Clergy

Congregation/Clergy

PCC

  • Be more visible and share the good news with more people

Repainted noticeboard - up to date

Facebook / A Church near you sites (kept up to date)

Webpage (kept current)

Investigate permission for temporary cross outside Church during Lent

Leaflet with Website / Facebook / ACNY details

 

PCC

Volunteers

Webspin/Clergy/PCC

Volunteers/PCC

Clergy

  • Care for God’s Creation

Continue an internal market

Plant bee / butterfly friendly bushes at rear of church

Work towards Bronze Eco-church award

 

Volunteers

Volunteers

Clergy/Volunteers

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