Local churches have lots to offer parishioners and make every effort to engage with the community. They provide diverse activities for the whole family from children’s clubs, youth groups, groups for mums, dads and grandparents along with traditional family social events. Celebrating faith is very important to the churches but the value of ‘community’ and making provision accessible to the wider community is just as important.
The churches also work extremely well together and have run very successful joint initiatives such as ‘Urban Touch’. This involved volunteers helping out older parishioners with their gardens and clearing up rubbish from neglected public space.
Oldland Parish Council will:
- Support initiatives that help disadvantaged and less able parishioners.
- Support work that encourages young people to care for their community.