Holy Cross and St Mary

Vision Day Survey

Our Vision Day is coming up on Saturday 25th January 2020 from 2.00 to 4.00pm at St Mary’s Church, Quainton. All are welcome.

As a church, we recognise the challenges that the complexity and demands of modern life present. Rural churches are facing the challenge of less regular attendance, and we in Quainton have found our morning services affected in this way.

We aim to keep reflecting on seeking fresh ways to enable our church to be forward thinking, community focussed, and faith based in a way that gives encouragement, support and a sense of belonging to all in our community.

And this is where we need your contribution in response to these unique challenges.

We would very much appreciate you taking a few moments to complete the brief survey below. Thank you.

(From our Church Wardens, Lay Minister In Training, PCC and our Vicar)

Welcome to our Vision Day Survey survey for St Mary's Church, Quainton. This will help us to get some idea of how we can be more effective as the Parish Church in our community. Thank you for your help with this.

Your Contact Details

How important is God in your life on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being very important and 5 being the least important.

Do you attend St Mary's Church on a regular basis (at least once a month)?

If you don't attend regularly, do you attend church for Christian festivals (Easter, Christmas, Harvest, Remembrance)?

Have you previously attended St Mary's Church on a regular basis?

If "yes", what made you stop coming?

If "yes", what would make you start coming again?

If "no", what would encourage you to come to St Mary's on a regular basis?

Would you attend more regularly if there was a traditional service in the morning?

At the moment, our morning services are less formal and led by guitar with modern hymns and worship songs. Is this something you would appreciate?

Would you attend St Mary's if you or your child sang in a choir?

Are there any services that you would like to see more of?

Does the time of day affect your decision to come to church?

Would a later time in the morning (currently 9.30am) encourage you to attend an informal service more regularly

Would a later time in the morning encourage you to attend more regularly if it was a formal, more traditional service?

Would a mid week evening service encourage you to attend on a more regular basis with an informal service?

Would a mid week service encourage you to attend more regularly with a formal service?

Would you attend more regularly if there was a Sunday Club for children running at the same time as an adult service on a Sunday morning?

Describe what your ideal Sunday morning service would look like covering start time, length, type (formal or informal), talks, sermons, guitar or organ and hymns:

Is there anything else that would encourage you to attend church on a Sunday morning that has not been covered in this survey?

Do you have any comments about our evening services - mainly traditional services of Holy Communion and Evensong:

If you are a regular attender, what is it that you find most helpful?

When you come to church, do you feel welcome

If you are a regular attender, have you appreciated the themed evening services - Taize, Memorial Service, Civic Service, Stories and Testimonies?