Our vision - Seven Whole Days
Seven Whole Days is our St Matthew’s Vision. We have a 7-day-a-week God who is generous and loving to all, so we are seeking to be 7-day-a-week Christians who are equipped to serve Christ in our community.
We are developing our church building but also building ourselves up in faith.
The Vision was inspired by a line of a hymn by the famous 17th century poet and Anglican priest George Herbert:
‘Seven Whole Days, not one in seven, I will praise thee.’
What we have been doing:
For highlights of the working out of our Vision so far, do take a look here.
May ‘16 launch of Vision
Sept ‘16 Gift Day raising over £50,000 to install much-needed heating in the church
2016–2018 Action weeks in which various groups from the church took turns to encourage us to live out our calling in a different way each month.
June 2017 launch of TSP project
Oct ‘17 our first AwayDay together
Sept ‘18 Community Fun Day in Fishponds Park
Oct ‘18 an AwayWeekend attended by about 50 people
Jan ‘19 second phase of heating installation
Apr ’19 construction work began on TSP project
Oct '19 second AwayDay held at a local school within the Parish
Oct '21 third AwayDay proposed