The Department of Mission and Ministry is here to support the diocese at every level, parish, deanery and archdeaconry, in our response to our common vision.
We seek to support the local church as they seek to take up God’s invitation to join in his mission.
We aim to help people and parishes in their everyday faith as they live out God’s way of life wherever they are, becoming ‘more contemplative, more compassionate and more courageous for the sake of God’s world’.
What that means in practice is that we support, resource and enable:
- All God’s people for everyday faith – contemplative, compassionate and courageous disciples who feel confident and equipped to live out the Good News of Jesus in all of life, Sunday to Saturday.
- Putting children, young people and families at the centre of a more Christ-like Church.
- Establishing a mixed ecology of church, growing new congregations wherever we can across the diocese.
- An increase in vocations to a greater diversity of ministry (lay and ordained) for a diverse church.
- An approach to faith where social justice is an essential part of the Gospel, enabling networks of people who engage with a range of social, environmental, economic and global issues.
- Making great appointments to parishes through a focused parish development process in vacancies.
- Generous living that enables parishes to be well resourced (financially and in other ways) for mission and ministry.
- The call to ‘make disciples’ through all that we are and all that we do, aiming to draw people to faith in Christ.
- Flourishing ministry that supports mission by selecting and preparing people for different roles (ordained and lay), and by providing training and support to people once they are in post.
- Strategic thinking and decision-making at parish and deanery level.
Director of Mission & Ministry