Mission Statement

As a body of Christ’s believers, we have a vision of:

· Growing in faith, in our prayer life and in our confidence in sharing the good news of the Gospel

· Growing in number in every aspect of our ministry Every aspect of our church life should recognise this. We know that in our local area there are many opportunities for people of all different ages to gather together in community, age and interest-based groups. But we want to offer them the chance to experience the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit in what they do at Abbey Church. We aim to address the following issues over the next five years:

· Become a church where our congregation is excited about their faith

· Become an invitational church, not just a welcoming church

· Create more opportunities for Bible-based teaching

· Develop the prayer life of the congregation

· Target our pastoral visits to those who need them

· Develop a new approach to small church groups

· Improve links with areas of the community we don’t normally meet

· Build on our links with those who use our church