Has anyone outside the Executive Committee been asked, let alone properly consulted?
The new logo looks nice, but would anyone seeing it for the first time guess what it was about except perhaps a light lighting the way or maybe even a magic lamp which would encourage more groups to form or people to join us?
Perhaps the Executive should be working to inform Bishops and more clergy that Ascent exists, and that it provides a valuable resource for older parishioners who might well appreciate a local group that caters for their needs for Spirituality, Mission and Friendship (together with an element of fun) that is not represented in the new logo.
A name change can have knock on consequences. Will we have to change or rebrand our site? Will Hallam Ascent have to change its name to suit - and thus change our website address? More importantly, perhaps, is the Executive really in contact with the needs and aspirations of its members. I'm beginning to doubt it.