Our Mission Group meets monthly and our main focus in 2018/19 is to bring more people to Christ. The 200 4 200 campaign is so named as our church will be 200 years old in 2019 and after all the renovation work recently completed it would be fantastic to welcome more people through the doors.
As a first step towards this we have issued a satisfaction survey to those who attend regularly. The aim of this is to find out what we are doing well, and also if there are areas where we could improve. The responses to this survey are being collated and analysed and it will be interesting to see the results.
We also plan to contact members who no longer come to church to find out what we could do to bring them back into the fold. In addition we will be contacting people who have never been to church to invite them to join us.
A number of members of our congregation belong to our Home Visit group. They keep in touch with members who can no longer come to church due to mobility issues or other health problems. They visit them regularly in their own homes and keep them up to date with what is happening at St Mungo’s. These housebound members regularly receive flowers from the church when they have a special birthday, if they have been ill or have suffered bereavement.
Throughout the year a number of special services are organised and these are advertised in the local newspaper, on our web site and through Facebook. Recently we held a Reflective Service on the Friday evening before the start of Holy week. This was a very moving service which included readings, prayers and a time for quiet contemplation and ended with communion in the chancel. We plan to have a similar service next year and this will be advertised in advance.
All Age Services are held regularly introducing a contemporary style of worship where children and adults take part. The praise band provide music for traditional hymns as well as more modern songs. Our Sunday service is always followed by a time for fellowship with tea, coffee and biscuits.
The Christingle service was introduced to St Mungo’s seven years ago and has become very popular. It is a very atmospheric service which takes place by candlelight. This service is for adults and children and offers a calm space amongst the hectic preparations of Christmas.
If you have not been to church for some time, or if you have never been to church before you are welcome at St Mungo’s.