Church Annual Report - Objectives and Activities

WEST HORSLEY METHODIST CHURCH

ANNUAL REPORT 2016/17          SUMMARY

The church membership at 31/08/17 was 22 and the average congregation recorded for the “October Count” was 16.  These are both slightly lower than the previous year.

The church activities have continued as before with regular Sunday worship, Bible Study, House Group, weekly Coffee Mornings, regularly attended by 10 -15 people, and quarterly “Occasional” Lunches with 25-30.  The premises are well used by local community groups and contact is being made with the various groups.  We are actively involved with Churches Together in Horsley and Ockham

Fundraising has been well supported with £837 for Action for Children, £383 for All We Can, £197 for Methodist Mission, £122 for Christian Aid and £126 for the Number 5 project for homeless men in Guildford.  The Church charity, raising money from the Smartie tubes, was changed from Cherry Trees to SANDS in March and £336 has already been raised.

Safeguarding awareness and training are up-to-date. 

The property is in good repair following the works to correct the damage from the leak in the heating system.  Repairs to cracked rendering and window frames are scheduled for the coming year.  Discussions are on-going about improvements to the porch and to signage.

Objectives for 2017/18

  • Offering hospitality on our premises
  • Support and encourage the activities of CTIH&O
  • Develop spirituality and discipleship
  • Develop prayer life within the church
  • Continue to develop links with the people and groups using our premises.
  • Continue our fund raising activities for others
  • Support the homeless in the area.
  • To spread the gospel message and bring more people to Christ.