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Parish Profile & Advert

 

Our Parish Profile has now been published on the Lichfield Diocese website and the advert for our new Vicar is also live on the Church Times Website. The profile has been developed by a dedicated group from the church and reflects thoughts from our worshipping community and the wider parish. If you would like to read the profile, please click this link to find it on the diocese website.

 

 

Christ Church is now in Interregnum, a time when we have no vicar to lead the church. So all responsibilities now rest with the PCC and in particular the Church Wardens (who will be grateful for all appropriate offers of help!)

 

One of the key questions people ask is 'when will we have a new vicar'. Well, Bishop Mark is keen that we don't waste time and has suggested a timeline which includes publishing an advert on 17 March.

 

Before that can happen, the PCC have to produce a document known as a Parish Profile - describing the parish, the church and the particular things the congregations believe are the priorities for Christ Church. It needs to demonstrate that Bayston Hill is an attractive place to be a vicar and to bring a family to (if an applicant has one) while being honest about the challenges they may encounter here. Good applicants are likely to ask searching questions of people in Christ Church as well as from others who know us - including for example the Bishop and Archdeacon.

 

We would like to invite everyone who is part of a congregation at Christ Church to contribute to our Parish Profile, by thinking about the next step in our adventure together. To do this the small group tasked by the PCC to produce the document are asking people to answer these four questions:

 

  1. Where are we strong; what do we do well?
  2. What do we need to improve or develop?
  3. What new opportunities are presenting to us?
  4. What will hinder or make progress difficult?

 

There are paper forms at the back of church which can be filled in and placed in the box, Only signed, written comments only will be accepted. 

 

 

OR responses can be emailed to richardlansdale @ aol.com (without any spaces)

 

The deadline for responses by either method is 28 February 2016.

 

In the first week of February, Christ Church said farewell to Tim & Kate and their children as they move to St Albans in Christ Church's best style - an evening of cheese & wine, old jokes and short speeches. His last sermons can be found on our Media page.

 

Tim will take up the post of Director of Mission for the Diocese of St Albans in late March, when he will also be installed as a Canon of St Albans Cathedral. We're not entirely sure what that means, other than he will have to dust off his robes!

 

His service of installation will be on Saturday 19 March at 4pm during Evensong in St Albans Cathedral. A number of people from Christ Church are planning to attend and a minibus is likely to be booked - contact the Parish Office for details.