Introduction: Since our church opened in 2015 two surveys have been carried out to gauge from church attendees how we are progressing. The first survey was after six months, the second during October 2017.
This report summarises the findings of the 2017 survey, and where relevant comparison with the 2105 findings are shown in brackets.
An additional question relating to mood and confidence of our Church was asked in the 2107 survey.
Fuller findings of the survey are provided separately.
A total of 35 questionnaires were completed and returned (54 in 2015)
“What do you like about coming to the Triangle?”
110 comments made (170 in 2015).
As in 2015, the most common comment with 34% of responses (34% in 2015) was ‘the friendly people - welcoming atmosphere, caring, warmth, fellowship, sense of community and belonging’, followed by ‘the services’ (12%), ‘the foyer- warm welcome’ (10%) and ‘Rev. Hilary – asset to the church, wonderful, positive’ (8%).
Other likes included the Sunday school (5%); Church activities (5%); the Café and lounge (4%); the building (4%); and mission and outreach.
“What do you dislike about coming to the Triangle?”
42 comments made (77 in 2015)
As in 2015, the most common comment with 55% of responses (38% in 2015) was ‘Nothing, no dislike, no answer’, followed by ‘band practising before the service’ (10%) and the ‘band too loud, overpowering’ (7%).
“How could things be better?”
53 comments made (106 in 2015).
The most common comment with 23% of responses (8% in 2015) was ‘nothing– couldn’t say what, difficult to say’.
Many individual and separate suggestions were made, but suggestions that attracted 2 comments each were:
- Quiet atmosphere before the service;
- Sound system could be made clearer/sound test beforehand;
- Quiet music played during Communion;
- Use kneeling rail during Communion;
- People should be encouraged to move along the row;
- Always try to raise standards of visiting preachers.
This new question prompted 83 responses.
The most common descriptors were:
- Positive (6 responses)
- Vibrant/energetic (5 responses each)
- Good/very good
- Friendly/can talk to people
- Welcoming (4 responses each)
- Forward looking/thinking
- Loving and caring
Download The Results
Download the full survey findings: click here >Stephen Maslivec, Church Steward, October 2017