St. Mary’s Laguna Beach Walkabout

On April 16th, Bishop Diane Bruce visited St. Mary’s for a Walkabout. This is something that she established in the Los Angeles Diocese to help parishes identify community needs, involvement and potential for future growth and engagement. The Bishop, other clergy, and interns from Seeds of Hope walked the neighborhoods surrounding our church, joined by eight members from St. Mary’s. We were assembled into three teams and we completed questionnaires about what and whom we saw, traffic, means of transportation used, along with the smells and sounds around us.

Bishop Bruce then took us to lunch, where we completed more questions about our interactions in the community.

The information is being compiled and Rector Elizabeth will be getting a summary of our comments and observations. We hope that this can help us to identify areas where we can improve and grow our parish family.