VISION

We believe that knowing the difference Jesus can make in people’s lives brings such great value, freedom and joy that we seek to both live that out and share it by being ‘The Church at the Heart of our Community’.

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This is very much part of the Diocesan shared vision to be a 'Transforming Church, Transforming Lives.'

Our October 2018 ‘Health Check’ to consider how effective we are in fulfilling our mission, identified areas of our life and ministries in good health, including our strength as a community with a real desire to grow spiritually, as well as areas where we seek to prayerfully do more, including development of our outreach activities.

Key Actions Points:

Make Prayer a Priority

prayer priorityWe now hold monthly Prayer Meetings, and are thrilled to find God honouring the honesty and openness of those coming with open hearts and minds; already people are growing more confident in their understanding and practice of praying together in a small group.  For more information click here.

Another new initiative is our termly Prayer Workshops, seeking to create an informal and relaxed setting where we spend time considering, reflecting and discussing the different aspects of prayer.  For more information click here.


Develop our Buildings

We want to offer our beautiful Church and Chapel as a form of outreach, creating centres for wider community involvement.  

Starting in March 2019 we are redeveloping and refurbishing the Chapel at Westhumble, replacing old pews with chairs for greater flexibility for community use, installing a small kitchen area, a toilet and significant upgrading and decoration of the interior.

The Chapel is also now licensed as a venue for weddings, and our prayer is that this redevelopment will encourage more community use as an outreach facility.  

In the Parish Church a new Audio Visual System was installed in February 2019.  We bellieve this exciting new development will significantly improve the effective communication of the gospel, combining both visual and audible forms of communication, creating an enjoyable environment for Family Services, school assemblies and potentially when the church is used for concerts or other 'one off' occasions.  

This is what we believe God is calling us to be and do as we move forward here in the Parish.  

We affirm the ministries being exercised and developed, as we continue to build the Kingdom of God here.