Mission Action Plan

Our vision for our community work

We envisioned:

A very strong relationship with the Silwood community, ‘our Jerusalem’- listening and engaging with them; in a bid to enhance community cohesion and empowerment through the love of Christ to our neighbours.

Our targets and how we hope to achieve them

Targets How we hope to achieve our targets

To advertise regular church activities (on a big banner outside the front of church) to passers-by

Having a huge banner with eye-catching texts and photos  in front of the church

To let the wider community know what we are doing in our church

Having a church website up and running and making regular updates of the site

To invite friends and other family members to church worship activities on specific Sundays and other days for church-led social functions

Making the last Sunday of every month as ‘Friends & Family Sunday worship’  and the invited guest/s may do the scripture reading/s

To initiate and/or champion community initiatives and work with other community stakeholders. The church being involved in a number of community initiatives. E.g. Sensitizing Silwood community about the dangers of the high street payday loans and sign posting them mutual credit unions.

To contribute regularly to the quarterly Silwood community newspaper known as the Triangle

Church members writing articles/stories for the Triangle; more so church members that live and/or work in the community

To distribute church, diocesan and para-church periodicals (e.g. church quarterly newsletter and the Diocesan Bridge) to community centres viz. Lewington Centre and Silverlock Community Centre.

The periodicals reaching the community centres regularly

To establish a practical partnership with Silwood Family Hub, the under 5s stay and play hub

Regular meetings with the hub manager and regular visits to the hub by the Mission Action Team

To have a Sunday Prayer Cycle for Residents: praying for one house/flat number in one particular road/street; on different Sundays; starting from no. 1 Eugenia Road (where the church is located); praying for the other house/flat number the other Sunday, and so on and so forth

The whole congregation, every Sunday, ‘raising their voices in one accord’ interceding for resident/s in a particular house number

To maintain regular contacts with the Centre Manager of the biggest community centre at Silwood i.e. Lewington Centre

Attending regular joint community meetings of tenants/residents associations

To establish a link with a nursing home in the community

Periodic visits to the nursing home to support residents with pastoral care

To strengthen the link with Rotherhithe Primary School

Making periodic visits to the school to do school assemblies and participate in other school-community activities

To strengthen the link with Peter’s Hill with St. Mary and St. Paul Church of England Primary School

Regular attendance at school board meetings and school fete