TRANSFORMED BY CHRIST

Vision

To be a church in which all come to know that they are redeemed children of God with unique gifts, and are helped to become mature disciples of Jesus Christ in the world.

What will this be like?

Through encounter with the love of God, St Mary’s will be a church in which all members are encouraged and supported in growing into a more secure knowledge of who they are in Jesus Christ, and in discovering their unique gifts and ministry within the body of Christ and the wider world.

INSPIRED TO WORSHIP

Vision

To be a church that consistently offers inspiring and creative services of worship and the Word, which connect with everyday life.

What will this be like?

To worship at St Mary’s will be to enjoy a rich experience of prayer, music, silence, liturgy, modern media and the arts.  At the centre will be a shared encounter with Jesus Christ in the creative, life-giving power of the Holy Spirit and through Word and Sacrament.

HOSPITABLE IN FELLOWSHIP

Vision

To be a church renowned for its generous welcome and loving relationships.

What will this be like?

To belong to St Mary’s will be to experience the Kingdom of God through the giving and receiving of honest, real and supportive friendships, in groups of many different sizes: to celebrate our unity in Christ, while rejoicing in our rich diversity of ages, cultures and gifts.

EMPOWERED TO WITNESS AND SERVE

Vision

To be a church that passionately shares faith in Jesus Christ, and actively addresses issues of justice, poverty and creation care.

What will this be like?

Through prayer and person action, St Mary’s will be an agent for the transformation of the local community, as well as making a difference for God in the wider world – for individuals, society, and the whole of creation.