Our Benefice Vision

Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1.9)


We want to be a vibrant, growing church, loving God and our neighbours, both rural and urban, enthusiastically. We want to put God first in our lives, every day, with Bible study, prayer and caring. We love our communities, the old and the young, those in special need, and we want to love and serve them in as many ways as we can.


In pursuit of this vision we will:

  • develop a pioneering approach to reaching and serving those in our community, so that we can make a difference especially to those with greater needs;
  • continue to develop our worship of God – through services in a range of styles, making them more accessible to our local communities, joining together with our Methodist friends, and encouraging youth participation and leadership;
  • open our buildings more and use them in creative ways for the benefit of and mission to our communities;
  • strive to do all we can to conserve our God given creation in our churches, churchyards and in our personal lives.