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1 Church Street
Royal Wootton Bassett
Vicar of Royal Wootton Bassett
Reverend Jane Curtis
Reverend Oliver Blease
Those of you who read my Vicar’s Report for this year’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting back in April will know that the Parochial Church Council (PCC) has been busy vision-
We seek to grow through prayer and share Christ’s love through engagement with all.
Those of you with good memories will remember that this isn’t so very different to our last vision statement. There is still that attention to a deepening relationship with God, and an outward-
At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting we started thinking about what this might actually mean for what we do, and what particular activities we should perhaps be concentrating on as a consequence. And so together we began exploring possible themes or focuses under this banner.
Four emerged, and in the months since the PCC have started looking in greater detail at them, as follows:
As more work is done on each of these, and as the PCC begins to flesh out ideas and plans and timescale (so as not to be overwhelmed or get exhausted!), we would love to hear from you. What do you think? Is there something you would like to get involved in? Are we missing a trick?
And just in case we look at this and feel it is all a bit bold, Revd Michael has reminded us of the following words, often attributed to Mark Twain:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream. Discover.
So let’s think big!
Canon Jane Curtis