What is the 'Church in Abingdon'?
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In February 1992, the following Mission Statement
to bring a fresh global vision of hope through God's
love to the people of Abingdon, offering them good news of forgiveness,
reconciliation and new life through Jesus Christ;
to rediscover, live out and present the Gospel through
our fellowship and worship, unity and diversity;
to express this message through relevant words and
actions in the community and by co-operating with others to identify and
meet specific needs so that lives are changed, the Church grows and our
local community increasingly reflects the values of the kingdom of God.
The Governing Body is the ultimate authority and consists
of all the staff (i.e. clergy and pastors), one lay representative from each church, the Administrator, the Treasurer
and the Governing Body Chair, currently Pastor Ed Evans, leader of Abingdon Community Church
It is perhaps not surprising that an organisation
involving a significant number of churches of different denominations,
each with its own characteristic organisational and administrative structure,
has itself evolved an organisational structure. In late 2007 the structure was
considerably 'slimmed down' and simplified, and was further adapted in February 2016.
An Executive Team, responsible for the day-to-day running
of the CiA, consists of the Administrator, the Treasurer, the Governing Body Chair and an additional voting member of the Governing Body
There is also a Financial Subcommittee.
Formal Report from the Annual General Meeting 2017 (Word format)
Lent Lectures 2017 by David Cole based upon his book'40 Days with the Celtic Saints' - downloads (pdf format):