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The Church Council last met on Sunday 7 July. We had several important conversations:
- Roger Clark and Peter Cornick facilitated a conversation about our vision for the future, our sense of mission as a church, and – as a result – how we should use our premises to make that vision a reality. It was agreed to spend the next year putting together a vision statement in order to begin the process of applying for funding to transform the basement into a beautiful community hub which can host 12-step groups and other community-based organisations.
- We also talked about the future of the Hugh Price Hughes lectures – who are they for, who currently attends, is there a more creative format or topics with more popular appeal which will attract a different, wider audience?
- We received Miriam Kennedy’s report on last season’s Winter Night Shelter, and celebrated with her a successful volunteering team which brings together people from both the church and the community to work together to support people who are homeless.
- We approved proposals about the future pattern of services at Hinde Street, put together by the stewards’ team after the General Church Meeting in March. Because there will only be one presbyter based at Hinde Street from September this year, we will have Communion (using the 1936 order) at 10am twice a month, Communion at 11am twice a month, and Communion at the 6.30pm service once a month. We also agreed to explore new and creative ways of worship once a month at the 11am service – Peter and Helen Cornick are convening a group to discuss and implement this. We will also pilot new ways of bringing together the 10am, 11am and 6.30pm congregations on significant occasions such as Covenant Sunday and the General Church Meeting (March 29th 2020 – put it in your diary now!!)
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