Dates and Docs

This page has links to Parish and Benefice Documents.  You can View but you cannot Change this information.

You can use the Ctrl key with the + or – keys to zoom in or out of the Spreadsheets below. (More detail but less overview.  Or big picture but more difficult to read.)

Diary and Dates  Significant dates and events including PCCs, Standing Committees and APCMs

Spreadsheet of Services  Details of times and places of Services in all the churches

Faith in Maintenance is a website which has lots of information for churchwardens and others caring for church buildings.  In the Resources menu there is an excellent video and also a month-by-month maintenance diary.

The Archdeaconry has employed Jo and Andy Bowden, who are experienced youth and childrens’ workers and run a project called the Well in Malton, to help to develop youthwork.  More details can be found here

This paper, Intentional Evangelism GS Disc Paper  ,which was produced for the General Synod, is a good framework for thinking about the challenges and opportunities we face in these parishes.  It is not an “easy read” but it is worth the hard work as it gives us some words and ideas to help to shape our thinking and our planning.  At first you may wish to look particularly at Paragraph 29 and all of Section Seven which begins at Paragraph 62.

Another interesting and instructive Report is From Anecdote to Evidence which comes from the Church Growth Research Programme.  It explores the following questions in a really helpful way:

What do we know about church growth?
Is the church growing?
Where is there particular growth?
What do we know about why some churches grow and
some decline?
What factors are likely to be present in growing
churches and declining churches?
What strategies appear to make no difference at all?