Throughout 2018, St Mary’s Battersea is planning a year of prayer, study and preparation culminating in a season of mission events in the autumn. Over the coming year, working with our brothers and sisters at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, we are taking some ‘baby steps’ in thinking about what it means to be a church in mission, not just a church for us, but a church for others. FaithWorks is about mission.
At this time of year, we celebrate the coming of God into the world in Jesus. “God so loved the world, that he sent his only Son…” says St John. As people who follow Christ, God now sends us into the world to be Christ to the world. “As the Father has sent me, so now I send you…” says Jesus to his followers. The Church is God’s mission to the world.
FaithWorks 18 will try to honour this call in two ways:
- By encouraging a renewed commitment to St Mary’s presence and activity in Battersea for the common good in the name of Jesus Christ;
- To give a chance for members of St Mary’s to bring friends and guests to a variety of enjoyable events that will offer gentle opportunities to consider the life of faith in Jesus Christ.