The vision of the Diocese of Manchester is to be a worshiping, growing and transforming Christian presence at the heart of every community.
Its core message of faith, hope and love is as relevant today as it’s ever been.
Bishop David asks the question: “How do we need to change to make the Church of today be the Church of tomorrow?” Recognising that the modern world is a noisy place in which it can be difficult to get noticed, he is challenging his Church to become Church for a Different World.
OUR STRATEGY 2020-2030
All our energy, effort and prayer is focused on achieving our vision by 2030. The diocesan strategy for the next ten years is set out in our Strategy Document. It describes our mission goals of growing, nurturing and serving, and the support that will be offered from the centre to support parishes in meeting our goals.
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A copy of the Pocket Guide is available for every church member. It outlines the diocesan vision and the opportunities to become Church for a different world.
Copies were given out at the roadshows and additional copies can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or downloading an electronic copy below.
Download: Pocket Guide (PDF)
There is an opportunity for everyone within the diocese to get involved and face some key challenges together. To start the conversation, we've focused on five key areas that we're currently facing as a Church and as a diocese.
How can we imaginatively deliver Church?
Addressing social injustice
How can we continue to be an active force for change?