Mission Statement of the Benefice of the Lower Swale:

Our mission is to promote the teachings of God as revealed to us by Jesus Christ through the way we act toward each other across the Benefice, in the way we seek to engage with our local communities, the Deanery and the wider Church Community. This will be achieved by focusing on:

  • Making our Church Buildings more amenable to our local communities for a variety of activities and events.
  • Continuing to develop, support and widen our work with young children across the Benefice and to seek to provide church activities which are accessible to working families coping with the pressures and demands of modern day living.
  • By continuing to develop and sustain financial support through individual contributions and social events through which we will seek to lay a foundation for sustainable growth.
  • Through the development of a teaching and nurturing programme of study in the Christian Faith for both children and adults, we will seek to engage with the needs of our local communities and the wider world.
  • By seeking to celebrate the seasons of the Rural Community in which we live by making stronger connections between it and the liturgical expression of our worship.
  • By completing a skills audit of our church communities through which we will seek to improve communication and the sharing of resources across the Benefice.