It is about time we refreshed our parish records and database and one thing that was to be explored flowing from the Synod conversations was an up-to-date look at who is who and what information we hold.

Now that a new website has been embedded for our online presence, we can now begin to think about a digital census. The parish is going to use a digital based format and it will allow you to ‘register’ and give details online rather than a filling in of a paper form.

There will be a presence of facilitators to help those who do not have computer facilities so that these people don’t feel left out and disconnected. The system will also allow new arrivals and returners to be part of the process. It is also Fr Christopher’s hope that we can use this opportunity to explore a harvest of skills and gifts that can be put to good use with a very clear follow up to ensure that what is offered is made good use of.