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)
Ministry Team

Sidespeople

Servers & lay ministers

Choir & Musicians

Readers, intercessors, prayer ministry

Bell-ringers & flower team

24/7 prayer

Daily Prayer

Prayer list

 Deepening (Peter Fruin)
Home Groups

Living Faith & ALMs

Lent Courses

Seasonal Courses

Confirmation

1st HC

Growing (Cath Hatton)
Nursery Children Teenagers Schools Team Baptisms
Services & church visits

Committee

Lighthouse Groups

Kairos

Holiday Club

Toddlers

TGI

The Core

Youth Alpha

Café Connect

Cell Groups

Assemblies

Class Visits

Christmas services

Governors

Baptism visitors

Baptism preparation

Caring (Morag Davies )
Pastoral Team

Hospital visits

Home HC

Nursing homes

Healing Services

Informal care for elderly and sick

Bereavement ministries

All Souls Service

SANDS service

Serving (Nigel Stalley)
Local giving and links International giving and links Hospitality
HCT: foodbank, night shelter.

FSW, Turning Tides, Hope In,

Mother’s Union

Stephen’s Children, Tear Fund, Impact, The Loiyangalani Trust Sunday lunches

Thursday coffee mornings

Coffee team

Social Committee

Buildings (Stephen Benson and Nick O’Riordan) Welcoming (TBC)
Church Cleaning and caretaker

Church Centre

Building Development Projects

Church Welcomers

Flower Festival

Seasonal Publicity

Noticeboards

Finance (Greg Andrews) Administration (Laura Fletcher)
PCC Treasurer & DCC Treasurer

Stewardship Officer & Gift Aid Officer

Money counting team

Church Administrator

Administrative Volunteers

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.