St Bart’s Bubble Group Objectives 2017-18

Admin & Comms

  • Support St Bart’s strategy
  • Provide Graphic Design, Printing and Audio Visual support for events and services as requested.
  • Provide a Weekly Information Sheet containing readings, notices and key diary dates
  • Continue the creation a Policy and Document index
  • Continue to develop a Media Contact list
  • 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.
  • Improve access to the church by providing new pathways.
  • Plan and implement measures to improve the heating within the church.
  • Refurbish the kitchen in Church House to provide modern environment.
  • Refurbish 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 5%
  • 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
  • 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
  • Communicate quarterly with the congregation regarding restoration priorities, upcoming events and progress on fundraising and projects undertaken using funds raised.

Pastoral Care & Education

  • To encourage the use of the side-chapel as an area for quiet prayer
  • To provide training for pastoral visitors and coordinate pastoral care more effectively
  • To arrange a Parish Awayday on the theme of Bible study in 2018
  • To investigate the development of discipleship training in conjunction with the home group

Young Church

  • To continue to promote a child friendly church
  • 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

Worship

  • Engage with the 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