St Luke’s mission statement is “living God’s love”. The church has a focus on community outreach and, in particular, the “provision of a safe place for all people to find friendship, support and direction”.
We want to see St Luke's church become a beacon of hope, love and support to all the people in our community. We want to improve the prospects and lives of local people. We want to offer fellowship and support to people of all ages.
People will use the church building for a range of reasons and activities. It will be a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to see and to find, for people to meet for fellowship and support. We will see the building being used for activities that improve the lives of individuals and groups in our local community, where we will run courses and support groups that improve the skills and prospects of people in the local community by both equipping and encouraging.
We will pray and discern what God wants us to do so that we engage in our community by having an open friendly supportive groups and activities which help people to grow and become the unique and special person they are. At this time we are reviewing out Parish Mission Action Plan to formulate a vision for the next 3 years. We will continue and develop new ministries in the way that God is calling us to.
We are in need of your ongoing prayers and support as we continue to work on and develop this project. We are also in need of a name for both the cafe and the youth group. So if you have any inspirational ideas then please do share them with a member of the leadership team.
The church’s full Parish Mission Action Plan (pMAP) is available to anyone who wishes to read it.
To find out more about the vision and strategic priorities of the Diocese of Winchester, in which St Luke’s is situated, please visit their website.
The Church of England have a mission as a whole. Visit the CofE website to find out more.