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					 Rector’s Report to the
Annual Parochial Church
        Meeting

 St Laurence Brundall
         2009
Thanks to many many people who contribute so much to the life
  of Brundall Church
 Churchwardens

 Andrew and Carol

 John, David and Keith

 Peta

 Churchyard and building team

 Flower ladies

 Caterers – morning coffee, meals for Christianity
  Explored, other meals together
 Musicians – organists, choir, band, singers

 Those who run the Creche, Rainbow Club and the Big Idea

 Lots of other people
A Vision for Growth
       2007
         2008

An approach to mission
 IN DISCIPLESHIP
 IN SERVICE

 IN NUMBERS
   Bible study/fellowship group
    for 20/30’s
   Alpha celebration service
   Develop prayer life of church
   Improve communication to
    ensure whole church family is
    involved
   Teaching series on discipleship
   Bible study/fellowship group
    for 20/30’s
   Alpha celebration service
   Develop prayer life of church
   Improve communication to
    ensure whole church family is
    involved
   Teaching series on discipleship
   Build contacts with local businesses, boatyards
    ets
   Welcome packs to Estate Agencies
   Run a coffee time at the Health Centre
   Church environmental audit
   Survey community about what they would like
    the Church to do – give out free hessian bags at
    Budgens
   Open west end extension for a rolling
    programme of displays
   Build mission contacts – April 20th – Crosslinks
    preacher + exploration
   Lent project for mission
   Material for tourists
   Build contacts with local businesses,
    boatyards
   Welcome packs to Estate Agencies
   Run a coffee time at the Health Centre
   Church environmental audit
   Survey community about what they would
    like the Church to do – give out free hessian
    bags at Budgens
   Open west end extension for a rolling
    programme of displays
   Build mission contacts – April 20th –
    Crosslinks preacher + exploration
   Lent project for mission
   Material for tourists
   Church welcome pack
   Village welcome packs to Estate agents
   Tea time family services
   Tourists to pilgrims – new leaflet, prayer
    walk around churchyard
   Children’s leaflet – school competition
   Nurture courses
   Outdoor Memorial Hall service – Fun Day
    on field
   Meet and greet team
   Buddy system for newcomers
   Church welcome pack
   Village welcome packs to Estate agents
   Tea time family services
   Tourists to pilgrims – new leaflet, prayer
    walk around churchyard
   Children’s leaflet – school competition
   Nurture courses
   Outdoor Memorial Hall service – Fun Day
    on field
   Meet and greet team
   Buddy system for newcomers
Green shoots appearing …
   Developing ministry of healing
   ‘Being a parent today’
   Group to help those facing unemployment
    or repossession
   Bereavement Group – ‘Tea and Talk’
   Village Screen
   CDs of services & on-line sermons
   weddings
   social occasions – the Square Dance, the
    Summer Ball
   new ideas, new volunteers to do jobs
   Sidesmen and women
   Someone to organize a
    rota for intercessions
   Someone to organize
    recordings, copying discs
    etc
   More people to make
    coffee after services
   More helpers for Rainbow
    Club and Big Idea
   …..
The church development
                            The church
                            development
                               plans


• Consultations   with the DAC
• Pre-planning consultation with Broadland
planning officers
• Endless discussions about trees and parking
   Parking area by the side of and in front of the
    Rectory
   Tree management strategy for the Churchyard
   Removal of the Gallery for the time being –
    reduced capacity, reduced need for parking
    spaces.
Thursday, May 14th, from 11 a.m.
          until 7 p.m.
   At St Laurence’s Church
So what standard are
 we measuring our
 growth against?
So what standard are
 we measuring our
 growth against?
 Let our lives lovingly
 express truth [in all
 things, speaking truly,
 dealing truly, living
 truly]. Enfolded in love,
 let us grow up in every
 way and in all things
 into Him Who is the
 Head, Jesus Christ our
 Lord.
For because of Him the whole
body (the church, in all its
various parts), closely joined
and firmly knit together by the
joints and ligaments with which
it is supplied, when each part is
working properly, grows to full
maturity, building itself up in
love.
                      Ephesians 4 v 15
                      (Amplified Bible)
Almighty and everlasting God,
 by whose Spirit the whole body of the
 Church is governed and sanctified:
 hear our prayer which we offer as your
 faithful people, that in our work and lives
 we may serve you in holiness and truth
 to the glory of your name;
 through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
 who is alive and reigns with you,
 in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
 one God, now and for ever. Amen

				
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