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Mission Communities: an inspiring vision for local ministry

Our proposals for Mission Communities will enable us to work together in growing, nurturing and serving our communities across the Diocese of Manchester.

We share our inspiring vision for the future of local ministry in Transforming Manchester Diocese: Briefing document on the proposals for Mission Communities.The document has been shaped by the Bishop’s Leadership Team over the summer of 2020 and was presented to Bishop’s Council on 22 September.

The aims of this document are to communicate our vision for Mission Communities, and to agree the key principles we should apply in their creation. We want these proposals to be widely discussed and debated over the coming months so that a broad spectrum of people from across the diocese are involved in shaping our vision, and supported in engaging enthusiastically with what this will mean for their church communities. Our aim is to have an agreed way forward by June 2021, when our new deanery arrangements will come into effect.

Manchester is a vibrant diocese of opportunity and creativity. Its rich mixture of church traditions makes it a wonderful place to engage in Gospel ministry.

Our diocesan vision is to be a worshipping, growing and transforming Christian presence at the heart of every community. We want to be a Church for a Different World. All our energy, effort and prayer is focused on achieving our vision by 2030.

Our short film brings our vision to life. With examples of creative and varied ministry across the diocese, we hope it will excite, encourage and inspire you.

Our Strategy 2020-2030

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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