Formed as a direct result of the 2017 Parish Survey, the Pastoral Group is an informal collection of parishioners who are looking at how the Parish can move from one that is simply maintaining itself, to becoming a missionary community of disciples of Jesus Christ.
By looking at the wider activities of the Parish and the structures in place to support those activities, the Pastoral Group, with the support of Fr. Pat, is grappling with the big-picture pastoral issues, the question of where the Parish is going, and forming a broad strategy that will help us to get there.
So far, the Pastoral Group has introduced:
- The Amazing Parish Prayer;
- A Parish Mission statement;
- Monthly coffee after mass organized by the parish groups;
- Establishment of two new ministries – Prayer & Consolation;
- The commencement of an Alpha programme; and
- A new welcoming ministry.
The Pastoral Group meets quarterly in the Presbytery and is open to all. If you would like to come along to a meeting then please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or come along in person to the next meeting.
Minutes of the Pastoral Group Meetings: