The Abbeyfield Community Project is a group of local churches working together with the residents of Abbeyfield to establish and maintain a thriving community where everyone has a sense of belonging and value.
In June 2005 a vision and strategy for the Abbeyfield Community Development was drawn up by leaders from the local Anglican, Methodist and URC churches. The vision included
to be a presence on the new development from day one, to help engender a true sense of community among the new residents, to meet the needs of a new community as it develops, to work along side other bodies to ensure that adequate community facilities are provided within a suitable time frame and to establish the foundation for ongoing Christian work in the community.
- To be and show a united Christian presence on the Abbeyfield development.
- To pioneer new ways of growing spirit-led Christian communities on new housing estates
- To grow self-financing, self-propagating Christian community in Abbeyfield
- Explore emerging opportunities for networking with other like-minded groups.
- To celebrate all local initiatives, both small and large.
For more about the Abbeyfield Community Project, see their website.