The Parish Church of Sarum St. Martin, Salisbury Wiltshire

St. Martin's Church Street

Salisbury

Wiltshire

SP1 2HY

01722 503123

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The Parish Church of Sarum St. Martin - Vision/ Mission/ Action

Appendix i

Vision

Existing opportunities

Future Action

Worship

Maintaining high musical standards of worship

The Saint Martin's singers

Increase membership of the Singers to ensure continuing standards.

Explore new forms of worship

Experience of Fan the Flame mission provided good ideas

Use healing services and prayer times to try out new ideas

Discipleship

Well-organised pastoral care network for hospital and home ill

Extensive and dedicated ministry to nursing homes

Coordinator of info. Re congregation members ill in hospital or at home ensures visits, home communion, etc.

Training

Best practice defined and encouraged in all areas of lay ministry

Guidelines for intercessors available for those new to the role

Run training sessions for sides people / welcomers, Sunday school leaders, crèche carers...

Community

 

 

 

Improved two-way links with school

School services in church

Promote Sunday School/church club to school pupils

Let all visitors know what we're about

Use as concert venue

Ensure church members are present and identified at concerts as point of contact

Clear visual info at church

New porch area

Ensure good, clear up to date displays in new porch area

Fuller use of centre by community

Use of centre by Kitted Out

Cooperation and involvement with charitable groups using the Centre

Mission/Evangelism

 

All parishioners familiar with the church and what it stands for

Leaflets at Christmas and Easter

Make clear statements to the parish about what we stand for

Good publicity of events/services

Church noticeboard by gate and in porch

Bold posters to let passers by know what is happening

Good website

Existing website

Ensure website kept up to date

A PRAYER FOR OUR PARISH

Almighty God, you have made us members of Christ and of his Church in this parish. May we as a congregation reach upwards to your throne in worship and adoration: inwards to one another in understanding and fellowship; and outwards to the world in evangelism and social compassion. Make us like a city set on a hill whose light cannot be hidden, so that men and women may find Christ as the Light of the World, and his Church as the family of the redeemed, and eternal life as the gift of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

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