St Tom’s is a warm and welcoming church that sees itself as a family, rather than an organisation, that seeks to love Jesus, one another and our community, where people are invited to join us, just as they are, to enjoy God's embrace and to experience his acceptance, healing and love.

The PCC has overall authority as the decision-making body of St Tom’s and it devolves its authority for pastoral care and discipleship training to the 16 ‘Home Church Leaders’ and for the different spheres of ministry shown here (based on the tabernacle/temple shape), to the 8 ‘Strategic Team Leaders’.
The ‘Parish Mission Action Plan’ (pMAP) is used every 3 years to translate the vision into action. The 2019-21 review of our pMAP summarises our most recent missional work as per the 3 graphics below.
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Our 3rd year revision, sought to identify and respond to the mission opportunities presented as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding from the AllChurches Trust was secured for the ‘St Toms Parish Care Connections’ project – which includes plans for “Home Pastors” who can befriend and spend time providing companionship to elderly people.

All 3-year Mission Action Plans have sought to respond to the prophetic scriptures received during our quarterly
‘Half-Nights of Prayer’, which are held in March, June, September and December. The most recent of which can be found here
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Julie Waterman
Pastoral

Covers:
Bereavement Cafe Solos Visiting
Funeral pre-and after care
Pastoral care outside Home Churches
Elderly persons ministry
Prayer ministry for the sick
Memorial Service Blue Christmas Blankets Living with Life Baby baskets

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Gary Stupple
Events and Evangelism

Covers:
Publicity Alpha
Planting Missional Communities
Just Vue-ing?
Ride & Ramble
Board Game Cafe
Mission & Regional Partners
Events: Carols in the Square
Light Party Pancakes
Thy Kingdom Come
Remembrance

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Bob Carkeet
Finance

Covers:
Prepares budgets for PCC
Strategies for finances

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Matt Nicholson
Fabric and Building

Covers:
Campus Development Building care Church cleaning Flowers
Church opening


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YOU?
Youth and Children

Covers:
Youth ministry
Children ministry
Teddies
Saturdads

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Megan Martin
Human Resources

Covers:
Supporting the office staff with policies
Hire agreements,
Key holders,
Developing an up to date staff handbook
Supporting with staff appraisals and outcomes.




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Danny and Pippa Stupple
Fellowship and Discipleship

Covers:
Home Churches (including Oasis)
Corporate Prayer Band of Brothers With Love Weekend Away
Social Events to raise funds for our Regional & Mission Partners
Focus on Regular giving
Organising campaigns Grant raising





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Julie Nicholson
The Fountain

Covers:
Fountain café
Fountain on the Hill