From 2017 to 2019 we rethought our MAP according to the Diocesan vision, ‘Called to be Christ-like – For the sake of the World’. Three core qualities lie at the heart of this vision: to be Contemplative, Compassionate and Courageous. These are qualities seen above all in the person and work of Jesus himself, and as his disciples we are invited to imitate them (for example, in the Beatitudes of Matthew 5:1-12).
These Three Cs should guide us both in deciding what we are to do as a Parish, and in directing how we are to do them.
At a quiet day in April 2018 we were led to develop three ways of expressing these qualities:
Contemplative: ‘prayer focused both in and out’
Compassionate: ‘taking time to ask and listen’
Courageous: ‘recognise, face and overcome fears’
The MAP finalised in 2019 did not list every activity, but focused on a few areas for attention and development over the coming years.
We are now revisiting our MAP in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the closure of the majority of our activities.
Details will be posted on the main parish page http://langleymarish.com/