St Bart’s Bubble Group Objectives 2016

Admin & Comms

  • Continue existing support – to include contracting for new printer
  • Support St Bart’s strategy and all church events as requested
  • Create a Policy and Document index
  • Develop a Media Contact list
  • Update the Parish Directory
  • Continue to look for communications weaknesses and gaps within the parish, seek or suggest action and provide support to overcome these.

 Buildings  & Grounds

  • Plan and deliver routine maintenance of the church and church house.
  • Plan and deliver repairs in response to the Quinquennial Inspection 2015.
  • Improve access to the church by providing new pathways.
  • Plan repair schedule for stained glass windows.
  • Continue the refurbishment of 7b Lypiatt Rd to bring the property back to an acceptable condition for our tenants.

Finance

  • Plan and deliver annual stewardship and pledge renewal and increase planned giving by 25%
  • Actively apply for Grant Funding
  • Reclaim Gift Aid and other HMRC rebates on a regular basis
  • Encourage and actively promote legacy giving
  • Communicate with congregation about what we’re doing and why
  • Communicate Actively monitor and review Church’s income

 Fundraising

  • Plan and co-ordinate fundraising events and activities to raise income for Church Funds – to include annually the Plant Sale, Summer Fete, Art At St Bart’s, Teddy Bears Picnic, Autumn/Christmas Fair, Christmas Tree Festival as well as other events, concerts, quizzes, cake sales etc.
  • Provide support and advice to individuals undertaking fund raising projects
  • Prepare and submit appeals to external Grant giving bodies and charities.
  • Communicate quarterly with the congregation regarding restoration priorities, upcoming events and progress on fundraising and projects undertaken using funds raised.

Pastoral Care & Education

  • To make the side-chapel into an area for quiet prayer
  • To provide training for pastoral visitors and coordinate pastoral care more effectively
  • To arrange a Parish Awayday in 2016
  • To investigate the development of discipleship training in conjunction with the home group

Young Church

  • To continue to promote a child friendly church
  • To continue to provide ideas to the Family Worship Group
  • To promote an occasional Family and Breakfast church service
  • To organise a visit for youngsters to an Activity Day
  • To continue to encourage a wider involvement of congregation in our children’s work
  • To investigate the availability of confirmation courses in the Deanery so that our young people can take this step forward in their Christian development

Worship

  • Engage with the new clergy to consider new service patterns, format and content
  • Devise special services for the year (including outreach) and review
  • Improve marketing/promotion of regular and special services with the assistance of the Admin and Comms Bubble