Where we are now - May 2016

This page is designed to give an overview of the stage reached in AMD by Simon and his team up to May 2016, thereby a starting point as Dom starts his clergy colleges. The last meeting before this of the Ministry Development Team was in February 2016, so the ideas to that date are also listed below.

Rev'd Simon Bone has now completed all five of his clergy colleges and the Ministry Development Team has met when possible to discuss the content of the colleges and what they may mean for our parishes and our cluster.    The good ideas that came out of meetings up to this point have been noted, and some have already been implemented rather than simply left, but not everything can be done at once.

Ideas discussed up to February 2016 include:

Cluster website  (already up and running)

Facebook/Twitter

QR codes in churches

Follow up after occasional offices, cards, emails, invitations

Virtual Candles

Publicising occasional offices (wedding fair attended, plan for tab on website)

More preparation before occasional offices (baptism preparation has been discussed with plans to take it forward very soon)

Emails for families across the cluster with "what's on" details

Specialising in different missions in different churches

Film clubs (some lent groups have been film based but the idea of film clubs yet to be taken further)

Streaming of services or of the Good News (Church Live to be broadcast from Devoran in May 2016)

Prayer boxes/prayer corner after service

Small social groups to explore faith (Pub bible study every 2 weeks across the cluster pubs has been set up by Jonty and is slowly growing)

Praying for particular areas of the community at specific times

Church open days

Talking openly about our faith.