We believe that God wants his church in Hartshorne to be Sustainable, Flexible, and Hospitable.
We want to be Sustainable, by helping each other in our discipleship. We have set up an evening house group, and we are wanting to explore holding a mid-week service, and other discipleship groups.
We want to be Flexible, holding services that aren’t on a Sunday morning. We are planning to hold a Songs of Praise service on a Sunday afternoon, particularly for those people who attend Senior Citizens’ lunches. We are also looking at holding all-age events or services.
We want to be more Hospitable, extending our welcome to other people and groups. We have been serving drinks on the first Tuesday of the month at the weekly Post Office in the Dethick Hall. We have also involved pupils from Hartshorne School in the Senior Citizens’ lunches. We also supported the community carol singing outside the Rodney, particularly with the help of our St Peter’s Singers. We are now looking at how to open up the church building, to extend our hospitality to visitors, walkers, and people visiting the churchyard.