About St Wilfrid’s

Objectives and Activities

The primary objective of St Wilfrid’s, Parklands is to be an Church of England Church community which seeks to live out the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through sacramental worship and outreach to the wider community.  The PCC works closely with the Parish Priest  in seeking to shape the mission of the Church in all aspects of our life together.

Achievements and Performance

There are 133 parishioners on the Church Electoral Roll (April 2008), 35 of whom are not resident within the parish.  There was an average weekly attendance of 148 for the year 2007 (and there was an increase at the festivals)

School Chaplaincy

Fr Mark is one of the school chaplains at Bishop Luffa school looking after year 7. He is also a governor of Bishop Luffa and Parklands schools as well as a member of the Diocesan Board of Education.

Special Interest Groups

The Education and Spirituality Group spearheads the prayer life of the parish.  The group investigates Advent and Lent courses and other ways to develop faith and help the church to grow.

The Social Justice Group develops an awareness of social justice issues at home and abroad.  It keeps us up to date on fair-trade issues and advises the PCC on outside charitable giving.  It also liaises with other churches.

The Pastoral Group are a group of volunteers committed to the pastoral care of the congregation and outreach in the community.  They also visit the sick and housebound and oversee the welcome of newcomers.

The Children’s Liturgy Group deals with children’s participation in our worship and teaching  on Sundays.

The Youth and Young People’s Group looks at the specific needs of our young people and how we might engage with them.

The Social and Fund Raising Group organises events which enable the whole community to share fellowship together. The finance team help with short and long term requirements as a guide to the fund raising  group’s activities.