GROUP 2

CHURCH AND COMMUNITY WITH

PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE CHURCH SCHOOL

 

Summary of Recommendations

 

Short-term actions

  • Arrange Advent Windows

  • Organise Church Open Day

  • Hold a Graduation Sunday

  • Change title possibly to “St Alfege Church and School”

  • Promote and organise Barbecue (30th June)

  • Arrange School choir participation in services from time to time

  • Include hyperlink on Church website to ChurchSchool

  • Include a named contact at the school “For school admissions” in church’s weekly newsletter

  • Send Anniversary of baptism cards

  • Develop fair trade and present the justice issues surrounding

  • Advertise family service at St Alfege to school

  • Arrange regular two-way reporting between church and school

  • Organise culturally diverse Sunday lunches

 

Medium-term actions

  • Develop a debate about justice in trade

  • Arrange role model talks in the school (eg law) and help with extension activities (eg chess)

  • Create new school website - include hyperlink to church website

  • Develop role of church in providing security over period of transfer to secondary school

  • Arrange baptism visiting and follow-ups

  • Develop greater links with Colfe’s School

  • Undertake community audit 

 

Longer term actions

  • Become a full and busy church, but at the heart rooted in faith and prayer (so it becomes almost tangible)

  • Keep the church open

  • Promote and sustain diversity among the church leadership

  • Develop involvement in trade (markets and fair trade)

  • Create a courtyard offering sanctuary

  • Clean exterior of church

  • Refurbish church hall

  • Arrange culturally varied hospitality and music events

  • Organise outpost events and services initiatives (for example, in the market, the park, the marathon