Vision and Mission at St Mary’s
Our Vision is: to be a welcoming community, celebrating God’s Love by growing together, sharing hope and serving God’s World
It sums up our key priorities of:
Celebrating: Celebration is at the heart of being Christian people. We have good news to proclaim and this makes us joyful.
God’s love: The key thing we believe about God is that he is love. All our understanding of the world and ourselves flow from this awareness of love.
Growing together: The Church community is a living organism. We grow, not just in numbers, but in understanding and showing the fruit of our Christian lives.
Sharing hope: We have hope that this world has been transformed because of God’s love. We live transformed lives sharing this hope with another and the world.
Serving God’s world: We exist as a community, not for ourselves, but in order to serve the world God made and loves.
This vision informs our mission and every area of our church life.
We will build our vison through our mission by:
Worship. Looking Up to God: through prayer, in coming together to worship Jesus Christ and sharing the sacraments together.
Fellowship. Looking In to one another : building one another up in faith, ensuring pastoral care for all, enjoying social events together.
Outreach. Looking Out to the world : serving our community, sharing the good news of hope with all ages, supporting God’s work in this country and beyond.
Looking Forward in Vision: to be led by God through the Holy Spirit in the way forward as a church.