Aims and Objectives The Church Council (PCC) is committed to enabling as many people as possible to worship at our church and to become part of our community at St Ida's. The PCC maintains an overview of worship throughout the Parish and makes suggestions on how our services can involve the many groups that live within the parish. Our services and worship put faith into practice through prayer and scripture, music and sacrament. When planning our activities for the year, we have considered the Charity Commission's guidance on public benefit and, in particular, the supplementary guidance for the advancement of religion. In particular we try to enable ordinary people to live out their faith as part of our parish community through: 1. Worship and prayer; learning about the gospel; and developing their knowledge and trust in Jesus; 2. The provision of pastoral care for people living in the parish with home visits; 3. Missionary and outreach work; see below 4. Safeguarding policy follows the Diocesan safeguarding which can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org A link with Thika Diocese in Kenya by the Diocese of Exeter is in operation withIde linked to the Parish of Kiarutara. Mr Adrian Butland agreed to be the link person. Text messages have been received and reciprocated by mobile phone. The parish vicar is Rev. Solomon assisted by 1 evangelist and 1 Lay reader. It has 331 Christians comprised of 62 men, 241 women and 28 youth. Parts of the parish grow coffee while the remainder grows tea. They also keep cattle and poultry rearing. The parish is in the rural areas. 70% of the population in this area does not have electricity. Most roads are weather road (beaten down earth) and are in bad shape.
To facilitate this work it is important that we maintain the fabric of the church of St Ida's. for more information go to the contact page and submit your question and someone will be in touch. Baptisms, Banns of Marriage, Marriage and Funerals see the information page.
The Congregational Church have their own type of service. See the Ide Times on the parish web site for details.