The work of refurbishing our parish church is well underway. Alongside this work there is need to think about how we respond to the call of the Gospel and how we bear witness to the Gospel in all the circumstances of our lives, and in particular as a parish community.
These questions are being reflected on at open parish meetings on the first Monday of each month. All are welcome, and details are available in the newsletter.
One of the particular challenges we face is how we adjust to being a parish with only one resident and full time priest. At our November meeting, in the context of preparing for a parish questionnaire we identified some of the things we wanted to be part of a parish Sunday, and we also noted the current attendance at Mass, and the challenge of replacing our current 7 Sunday Masses with a new schedule of 5 Masses.
A questionnaire was distributed to parishioners at Mass on 14th December. A copy of the questionnaire can be downloaded from here, and various summaries of people's responses are provided below.
1. A numeric summary of responses