Our large and complex diocese of more than a thousand schools, chaplaincies and churches has a simple and memorable vision to bind us together in our common task. Our vision is to become more Christ-like: contemplative, compassionate and courageous for the sake of God’s world.

To develop this vision we are asked to consider the opening words of the Sermon on the Mount, words known as The Beatitudes.

We are working together as a diocese to see how our common vision can bear fruit in our schools, churches and communities. Find out more about our common vision and how you can be involved and resourced.

Share your stories with your Link Adviser or on Facebook and Twitter using #Contemplative, #Compassionate or #Courageous. You could share a smartphone video of your thoughts or something happening in your church, with photos or text, or share a link to a website or a piece of music or image that inspired you. We also want to hear from you about how you feel we need to be more compassionate, contemplative or courageous in the future. God bless you in all you do for our children our communities.

A prayer to become more Christ-like

God of gentleness and love
draw near to us as we draw near to you.
Dwell in every heart and conversation
help us to be more like Jesus.
Help us to discern all that you are calling us to be
and all that you are calling us to do.
Assist us, by your Spirit, to become more contemplative,
more compassionate and more courageous
for the building of your kingdom
and the glory of your Son.