We are now starting to start looking ahead to the future whilst mindful of the constraints which we may have to cope with in the forthcoming months both with Covid and also with the beginning of our building project.
In February 2020, shortly after Canon Alex had retired, Sandra Cobbin who is an independent consultant, spent a day with a number of you at Holy Trinity on a Sunday. The purpose of that day was to reflect on the position of the chaplaincy at that time and to look ahead both to the vacancy and to the appointment of a new chaplain.
I have now been here for nearly five months and it feels like a really good time for us to take stock together and begin to look ahead together for the future and to develop our vision and strategy for the future. This will be a gradual and a prayerful process. I see it taking the form of a pilgrimage which we will undertake together as we identify our core values, start to shape our strategy and in time, develop a plan to implement and deliver it.
I am delighted to let you know that Sandra Cobbin has agreed to lead a Vision and Strategy Day for us on Sunday 3 October this year to help us to take this forward. Please hold the date in your diary and enrol with Michele in the office as soon as possible Michèle Walker. We will have one service on that morning after which the Vision and Strategy day will begin. This will be held online so as many people as possible can join in.
We will confirm the full details and exact times over the next couple of weeks but it is likely to be approximately 11.30am – 3.00pm with a break for lunch and other short breaks for refreshments. This will give us a wonderful opportunity to start our reflections and discussion together both as a whole group and with break-out groups.
I ask that you will pray for this day and for all of us as we seek God’s will in our pilgrimage together at Holy Trinity Geneva.