Mission Action Teams
The mission & ministry of St. Mary’s are coordinated by the Church Council through 9 Mission Action Teams, with responsibilities as follows. We are currently in the process of re-forming the teams, and so while some of them continue to meet, others are on pause for the moment.
|Worshipping and Praying (Rev’d Canon Lisa Barnett)|
Servers & lay ministers
|Choir & Musicians
Readers, intercessors, prayer ministry
Bell-ringers & flower team
|Deepening (Peter Fruin)|
Living Faith & ALMs
|Growing (Cath Hatton)|
|Services & church visits
|Caring (Morag Davies )|
Informal care for elderly and sick
All Souls Service
|Serving (Nigel Stalley)|
|Local giving and links||International giving and links||Hospitality|
|HCT: foodbank, night shelter.
FSW, Turning Tides, Hope In,
|Stephen’s Children, Tear Fund, Impact, The Loiyangalani Trust||Sunday lunches
Thursday coffee mornings
|Buildings (Stephen Benson and Nick O’Riordan)||Welcoming (TBC)|
|Church Cleaning and caretaker
Building Development Projects
|Finance (Greg Andrews)||Administration (Laura Fletcher)|
|PCC Treasurer & DCC Treasurer
Stewardship Officer & Gift Aid Officer
Money counting team
How the Mission Action Teams work at St. Mary’s
Each team carries out its annual objectives (as adopted in our Mission Action Plan or “MAP”) & reports back to the Church Council through representatives on the Council. It in turn has oversight of all the appropriate ministries (including any other groups, teams & councils) that are designated to it – thereby covering every facet of the ministry & mission of St. Mary’s.
Within the Church Council an additional Leadership Team (“LT”) exercises general spiritual leadership & oversight at St. Mary’s. The LT oversees MAP implementation on behalf of the Church Council, & LT members typically chair the other 9 Mission Action Teams. The LT is currently made up of the clergy and churchwardens, but may later expand to include further laity (the congregation being consulted to help recognise whom the members should be).
Every member of the Church Council will thus expect to serve on one (possibly two) of these Mission Action Teams (analogous to sub committees) as part of their duties. This structure, and our annual MAP objectives, provide the structure for our Church budget, accounts and AGM – with each Team reporting on progress in order to achieve clear understanding and a co-ordinated approach to our growth in ministry & mission.