At a previous Deanery Synod at St Laurence's Appleton, we were led in creative prayers by Rev Katie Windle, Chaplain to St Helens and St Katharine's School, Abingdon.
In the prayers, we were asked to consider Jesus' upside down understanding of greatness. She then asked us the question:
'What would success look like for us as a group of churches?’
We were asked to write down a word in response to this question on a piece of paper in the shape of a leaf and put it on a tree at the front.
The picture below is of all the words that people wrote down on the leaves.....