Posts from June 2015

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Strategic objectives

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Almost all of you will have received a list of our strategic objectives through until the end of 2016. There are six strategic objectives that will be the focus of Parish Council. They are: 1. Developing more independent congregations 2. Building a church of disciples 3. Sustainable finances 4. Creating a more prayerful church 5. [...]

Standing up for the marginalised

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Although I wrote about the push to legalise same sex “marriage” recently, in the light of 153 Business Corporations publicly expressing their support for redefining marriage, I thought I should write again on this hot topic. Professor Margaret Somerville points out: “Same-sex marriage forces us to choose between giving priority to children’s rights or to [...]

Taking action

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

“Revolution”, Karl Marx said, “requires action.” Marx was speaking against dreamers and academics who talked of a better world but did nothing. James writes, “What good is it my brothers and sisters, if we claim to have faith but have no deeds?” Although writing for completely different reasons, both agree that words alone mean nothing. [...]

Parish council

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Last Saturday, Parish Council met to consider our directions over the next two years. This is an interim plan to finish up our last plan and to re orientate for the future. In 2017 we envisage a major Parish consultation to set our sails for the following years. Everyone will have opportunity to be a [...]