UPDATE - December, 2017:
During the month of November we have been revisiting our parish vision which was launched at Easter Vestry 2016. Since then we have been working on projects from the vision in each of the four churches. When each of the churches met in November, they reviewed what they had done over the last 18 months and discussed whether it had been useful and what we had learnt from the experience. Each church community then looked at the vision statement and focus areas again in order to reflect and set objectives for the coming 18 months. Their plans will be listed in our January/February parish newsletter which will be circulated in the churches on Christmas Day.
At these meetings we also were introduced to the Charting our Future with Confidence report which had been circulated, and await how the diocesan vision will impact our local efforts. It will probably involve a revision of our parish vision in light of their findings. We await direction from the diocesan steering group as to how we are to consider this report and apply it in the life of our part of the diocese.