In the Core Group we planned a number of things
to set up experiments. We also discussed various possible
ideas for experiments:
o A Christmas tree carol service, with trees sponsored by
companies in the Industrial estate. Too late to do it this
year, but maybe in 2024
o Concerts in the church, e.g. Brass band, Choir concert.
o Quiz + buffet and drinks (a cold buffet could be held in
o There are a lot of lonely people in the parish, such as
isolated young mothers, widows and widowers.
o Children and youth events – perhaps building on the
contacts we already have with Primary Schools. Could we do
anything with the Carrside Youth work?
The above refer to St. John’s, but some of these ideas
could be adapted to St. Catherine’s also.
Any experiments will have to involve other members
of our churches as well as the PMC Core Group. This may be
at two levels:
1. Helping with a specific ‘experiment’
2. Joining the Core Group to help develop new ideas for experiments.
Not much happened over the Christmas/New Year period, but
the Core group will meet in early February to take ideas forward.
If you would like to offer to be involved
in either of the two ways above, please contact Fr. Carl,
or one of the PMC Core group, Susan, Louise, Darren, David
Above all we must be guided by the Holy Spirit
as we move forward. This will require us all to listen and
pray to God every step of the way. The PMC is a ‘Journey
of Spiritual Discovery’ for our churches as the logo