As part of the Building Hope initiative and in response to the Archbishop’s invitation, the Parish Pastoral Council arranged a Building Hope Gathering which took place on Wednesday 8th June last in the Iona Pastoral Centre. The meeting was attended by in excess of forty parishioners.
The gathering considered the Framework for Pastoral Renewal under a number of headings – Faith, Servant Leadership, Welcome and Social Justice and analysed what is currently working well in our parish and what needs to be developed. Consideration was also given to how we might share our gifts and talents, team ministries and pastoral provision in partnership with our neighbouring parishes. The output from the meeting will be shared with parishioners and with the Diocese.
The Parish Pastoral Council would like to express its thanks to all who participated in this valuable analysis of our parish and the hopes we have for the future.