Our Values

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The Parish of East Greenwich has an overarching vision for growth. We have a clear sense of our identity, values, purpose and mission priorities. This has led to an exciting and dynamic parish-wide Mission Action Plan.

We believe in inclusive Church – a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate. We will continue to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity, or sexuality.

We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose

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We exist to gather, grow, love and serve

Our Values

ROOTED

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By this we mean we are rooted in God
and in his love for us.
We seek to show this in everything we do and say.

EXPLORING

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By this we mean to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus, and to discover the needs of those around us and seek to meet them.

AUTHENTIC

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By this we mean being honest about who we are
as we seek to live out in our lives
what we believe in our hearts.

LOVING

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By this we mean we seek to love God, love each other,
and love those around us.

Our Mission Priorities:

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Visibility

Growing our spiritual life together

Children and young people

Loving service to the community

Caring for creation