Community

How do we make our parishes living communities? Things do not happen by themselves. People have to be prepared to volunteer to help build up a parish community. Many probably hang back because they do not think they have the right sorts of skills. Below you will find some practical ideas around how to go about developing your parish. You won’t find all the answers you want – but we all have to start somewhere. Some of these may seem a bit basic – but only if you are already familiar with these sorts of processes. Many people are not and yet they may have a lot to offer in a parish if we can encourage them in the right way.

Parish Pastoral and Social Practice

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Youth Activities
(Parishes of Hope)

Visiting the sick and housebound
(Parishes of Hope)

The Parish Social Committee
(Parishes of Hope)

Bereavement Support
(Parishes of Hope)

Groups for Single People
(Parishes of Hope)

Parish Pastoral Councils - ACTA's 2015 survey of Pastoral Councils in the Leeds Diocese summarised

Communication

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Action Planning
(Parishes of Hope)
Communicating with new parishioners and visitors
(Parishes of Hope)
Emergency Parish Details
(Parishes of Hope)
Leaflet for Praishioners
(Parishes of Hope)
Parishes of Hope deanery Parish Quiz
(Parishes of Hope)
The Parish Bulletin
(Parishes of Hope)
The Parish Magazine
(Parishes of Hope)

Finance and Management

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The Parish Finance and Maintenance Committee
(Parishes of Hope)
Example of a Parish Finance Statement
(Parishes of Hope)

 

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