LOCAL / GLOBAL MISSION
The whole philosophy of the church has changed over recent years. We previously had an objective devoted to “Outreach/Mission”. This is now referred to as “Local/Global”. Firstly we have accepted that every aspect of church life relates to Mission and that Mission is central to all we do. The church also now accepts as a central aspect of its life, the five Marks of Mission of:
Preaching the Gospel
Serving the Poor
Saving the Planet
We are learning that there are interrelationships between the five Marks of Mission and our relationships both locally and globally. We should be able to learn from the church in far away places, as well as from those in our villages.
In recent years we have welcomed the development of the Friends of Blean Church into a vibrant and successful organisation which supports the work and mission of the church in Blean and Tyler Hill. We have also formed a group which is maintaining and developing our link with a parish in the Diocese of Madagascar, which is linked at diocesan level with the Canterbury Diocese.
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