Mission Action Plan

FOREWORD TO THE MISSION ACTION PLAN 2017-2022 BY THE ASSOCIATE RECTOR 

I am very pleased to introduce this new Mission Action Plan for St Peter’s, Westhampnett.  St Peter’s is part of the United Benefice of St Paul’s, Chichester with St Peter’s Westhampnett and my appointment as Associate Rector of the Benefice, with particular responsibility for St Peter’s, marks, I hope, a period of continuity for St Peter’s and the ideal opportunity to review the church’s mission in Westhampnett and beyond. This community has changed dramatically in the past 20 years: from a small hamlet on the outskirts of Chichester to a rapidly expanding and developing community, in which St Peter’s seeks to play a central role. 

This Mission Action Plan has been produced by the PCC and in consultation with the St Peter’s congregation and seeks to express our vision for the future as a growing church, both in 2017-18 and beyond. We hope it is both visionary and realistic in equal measure and we pray for God’s blessing on our work together. 

God of our pilgrimage, you have willed that the gate of mercy should stand open for those who trust in you: look upon us with your favour that we who follow the path of your will may never wander from the way of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

The Revd Rachel Hawes  12 November 2017