Mission Action Plan

‘Reaching Out in Love’

Using our reordered Church as a springboard, acknowledging our strengths and addressing our weaknesses, we have identified the following opportunities to let more people experience the love of Christ.

Our Mission Action Plan (‘MAP’) is to focus particularly upon:
1. Progressing paying off the financial debt by highlighting stewardship and encouraging specific fund raising events (New PCC Stewardship and Fundraising Committee)
2. Securing a publicity team serving all church activities to ensure the church’s profile within the community is high (organised by the PCC as a priority)
3. Welcoming and nurturing so it is organised and consistent (Pastoral Committee, Home groups)
4. Involving young people in service (Liturgy Group, Youth Committee)
5. Developing spirituality and the ethos of love, especially prayer (Liturgy Group, Pastoral Committee, Home groups)
6. Increasing community outreach focusing on families, those we come into contact with and further development at village events (Youth Committee, Pastoral Committee, Liturgy Group)
7. Increasing mission giving including a 5th Sunday service to have a mission theme and offering in addition to usual giving (Mission & Charities Committee, Liturgy Group)

Click here to view our 2013 Annual Report & Accounts, which measure our progress against these objectives.

To continue with objectives above with an added focus on green issues:
  • ensure we include this in our approach to stewardship
  • increasing rigour re Fairtrade produce
  • identifying green charities
  • incorporating 5th Sunday as green
  • encourage Youth to focus on a green charity for their giving
We envisage that initiatives arising from the presence of a new incumbent will influence plans.

Mission and Charitable Giving

“In as much as you did it to the least of these you did it for me.”

Every year the church sets aside a sum of money – about 10% of our income – for ‘Parish Giving’.  This money is given to a number of Church and other charities which work with people in many kinds of need both in the UK and overseas.  In this way we help to make it possible for those with the necessary skills, whether paid or voluntary, to work on our behalf where the needs are greatest. For example, this may be in supporting families with problems in Sussex, teaching new farming methods in Africa, providing shelter and education for street children in Calcutta, or running a clinic in a church in Baghdad.

The needs are great, and the Mission & Charities Committee of the PCC decides how much should go to which good cause and also keeps in touch with progress.

During the past 20 years, the mission and charitable giving of Holy Trinity Church has exceeded £400,000, both by direct giving, special grants and these specific appeals.