Church Mission

Objectives The primary objective of the PCC is the promotion of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the doctrines and practices of the Church of England. The PCC works in co-operation with the Clergy Team in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.

The PCC supports and welcomes the wider community into the church from all faiths and none via coffee mornings, community events, family and toddler groups and other initiatives.

The main objectives of the PCC are to seek ways of:

1. Discovering the Heart of God:
through prayer and worship that is faithful, creative and honouring to God and where each member
of our congregation has opportunity to discover their gifts and exercise their ministry.
2. Growing Disciples:
by a commitment to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with our community and amongst our families and those with whom we work and by helping one another to grow and learn in our Christian faith.

3. Reaching New Generations:
through making the most of the contacts we have through baptisms, weddings and other contacts
with that generation of people who are largely absent from our church communities, supporting our
local schools and exploring new forms of worship to appeal to a new generation.
4. Transforming Communities:
by making our buildings available and hospitable to other community groups, looking for ways in
which we can best serve those in most need and having a wider, global vision and a commitment to
justice and peace in the world.
5. Practising Generosity:
by creating a welcoming church open to all with a culture of generosity in our giving to the church
and wider concerns.
In addition the PCC is responsible for the good maintenance of the fabric of six church buildings, a function
delegated to the DCCs.

Activities to meet these objectives
We seek to fulfil these objectives through:
1. Offering a rich pattern of worship that is both traditional and contemporary
2. Providing a range of activities for children and young people
3. Participating in the wider life of the town.
4. Actively supporting our church schools
5. Working with other churches in the town through Churches Together in Leek and District .
6. Supporting for our Mission Partners from a variety of Mission organisations and development
7. The creation of networks of pastoral care for the congregation and parishioners
8. Small groups for learning and fellowship