Revd Dean Henley firstname.lastname@example.org
Date Adopted by PCC: 20 03 2012
Date presented to APCM: 10 04 2012
Date sent to Bishop: 21 03 2012
Date review date: 04 03 2013
Benefice: Campton, Clophill and Haynes
Deanery: Ampthill and Shefford
Three things we have seen about our parish and our world
- The population in Haynes is scattred across six rural hamlets.
- The Church is situated 1 1/2 miles away from where most people in Haynes live, but still most well attended in Benefice.
- There is also a strict Baptist chapel and a Methodist chapel, both in Silver End.
Three things we have seen about our church
- We have a beautiful Church, it is situated in a large churchyard with stunning views across to Haynes Park and surrounding countryside.
- We have a full choir, a junior choir and a large music group. Church people are involved in every aspect of village life.
- Francis Thynne built a Mission Hall in Northwood End Road for his staff to worship in. This is still used regularly as a community hall.
How we want to be described in five years’ time.
As a community faithful to the Gospel, fully engaged with the people amongst whom we live and are called upon to serve.
Our three key priorities for the next five years.
- To maintain and enhance our work with children and young people through the choir and as bell-ringers
- Although Church is geographically distant from majority of population, maintain present level of engagement in village life.
- To encourage vocations to both lay and ordained ministry.
Our five key SMART goals for the next year or more.
- To support the leadership of the village's Silver Lining Group: a social and support group for the elderly.
- With Campton and Clophill, develop existing opportunities for learning and spiritual development for both enquirers and members.
- To maintain our outward giving at its current level.
- To seek to revive the Community Care Scheme in the village.
- To invite the Diocesan Vocations Officer to preach at one of our services.