The Greyfriars Vision and Mission

Our Vision

We are called to live, to share and to rejoice in ‘life – life in all its fullness.’ (John 10:10) So we would like to see:

An inclusive society, where no-one is turned away or rejected

A society that encourages empowering love, where people:

  • are enabled to lead fulfilling lives
  • can feel good about themselves and give something back
  • and can discover their spiritual identity as a child of God

Our Mission Statement

In this time and this place we believe we are called to nourish our community by providing opportunities:

  • to worship together in a creative, inspiring way
  • to belong
  • to serve
  • to celebrate mystery and creativity and to lift spirits

We are called to build a joyous community in which people:

  • celebrate life and appreciate good things
  • can recover a sense of wonder and a sense of the sacred
  • rejoice in the present and learn to give thanks.

We are called to a sense of connectedness to the world, where people are able:

  • to feel a common humanity across boundaries
  • to share their experience of what it is to be human
  • to live responsibly in the light of the challenges we face with respect to the environment, peace and justice.

We are called to create a listening and empathetic community that accepts people in the place they are, unconditionally, and really ‘hears’ them.

We are called to build a community of approachability and warmth of character.

We want to build on what the past has given us and create a Kirk community that inspires, where preaching is relevant to today and key issues and values are explored.