Aims and Objectives of the Canonry Benefice
In harmony with our mission statement, Joyfully proclaiming the love and majesty of God in worship and outreach, we desire to know this love and majesty for ourselves. Christians, throughout the ages, have sought to know God increasing more in their lives. The proper study of a Christian is the Godhead. Charles Spurgeon asserted, The highest science, the mightiest philosophy that can engage a child of God is the name, the nature, the work and the doings of the great God whom he calls Father.
Secondly, whilst pursuing this goal of knowing God we invite others to join us in our pilgrimage. A pilgrimage is a journey undertaken in the light of a story. A great event has happened; the pilgrim hears the reports and goes in search of evidence, aspiring to be an eyewitness. As eyewitnesses, we invite others within our communities, whether by word or deed, to journey with us in our pilgrimage to discover who Jesus is.
Lastly, we have inherited wonderful buildings, each in their own subtle way, proclaiming the love and majesty of God. We undertake to look after these buildings in the best way that we can, thus maintaining, and even improving, the inheritance left to us by those who have gone before us.