Church Community Survey Results November 2014

St Bartholomew Thurstaston and St Chad Irby

Viewpoint Survey Results – Feedback from the PCC

THANK YOU to the 88 people who completed the paper survey and the 48 people who completed the online survey. All of your comments are appreciated and will be taken seriously by your PCC.

There are two PDF reports showing the results of the recent Church Community Survey.

1) Long form Paper Version Church Community Results from the Viewpoint Survey. Click Here.

2) Short Form Online Version Church Community Results from the Viewpoint Survey. Click Here.

 

From the specific responses given, including those expressed within the hopes and comments sections of the survey, we have established some common themes. These are:-

  1. We need to attract and keep younger people, families, children and youth at both churches

  2. We need to review some of our Worship (perhaps include some evening services, joint services, more vibrant services, ecumenical services)

  3. We need to improve communication both with existing members and with the wider community

  4. We need to improve facilities at St Bartholomew’s

  5. There is a desire to develop closer links with schools

  6. There is a desire to have more involvement in the local community

  7. There is a desire to have more unity and activities involving the whole church

  8. There is a desire for fellowship group/activities for the elderly

The first three of these were discussed by the PCC meeting on Monday 10th November and three further meetings have been set up to discuss these areas, which you would be welcome to attend:-

  • Mon 24th Nov 7.30pm at St Chad’s – Worship Arrangements

Do you have any ideas? Did you make a comment that you’d like to explain further to the PCC? Then please come along to this meeting. If you can’t attend but would like to make contact with this group, then please contact Mr Matt James

  • Mon 1st Dec 7.30pm at St Chad’s – How to attract and keep younger people, families, children and youth at both churches

Please come and share your thoughts and ideas on how we can do this. Members of all congregations are welcome to join this discussion. If you can’t attend but would like to make contact with this group, then please contact Mr Andrew Harford

  • Mon 1st Dec 7.30pm at St Chad’s – Improving Communication

Do you think we need to improve communication? Then please come and tell us what would help. If you can’t attend but would like to make contact with this group, then please contact Mr Malcolm Studholme

Mr John Roberts presented the PCC with a paper suggesting significant ways to improve the facilities at St Bartholomew’s bearing in mind the church is a grade 2* building in consecrated grounds in a conservation area. This has been taken away by the PCC and will be discussed in detail at a future meeting.

The other common themes will also be discussed at future meetings of the PCC and we will keep you informed of progress.