Our vision is to be a growing local worshipping church sharing the hope of Jesus to all in our community.

We are excited by the Diocesan Vision – Vision 2026, to create healthy churches transforming communities. We are fully on board with that vision.

Our particular values as a church and our priorities for the present year are below.

our values...

Grow up

grow in faith – in the knowledge and love of God

Grow in

grow in fellowship – with one another in the church family

Grow out

grow in number – reaching out and attracting more people to the church family

our priorities...

Grow up

  • Launch Growth Groups (train leaders, launch groups and resource groups
  • Prioritise corporate prayer (through increased prayer opportunities)

Grow in

  • Integrate new members (into Growth Groups, through Welcome, Confirmation, Baptism)
  • Re-ordering of worship space in the Nave (introducing chairs and improved audio-visual)

Grow out

  • Launch new café style weekly worship service at 12.30pm on a Sunday afternoon
  • Launch new weekly youth worship service at 8.30pm on a Sunday evening
  • Launch new midweek initiatives of mission to the vulnerable, isolated and elderly
  • Redevelop publicity through new website, new magazine, new leaflets and new signage

further reading

In 2017, our Vicar, Damian, presented to the PCC at their annual Awayday at Whalley Abbey, a strategic plan taking us through to 2026. the heart of the plan is to bring growth in faith, growth in fellowship, and growth in number. 

At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting in 2018, Damian, as the Chair of the PCC, presented a report on the growth seen during 2017.