Bishop' Mission Orders (BMOs) are made by bishops, as leaders in God's mission in their Diocese.
In making an Order, the bishop endorses and authorises the mission initiative it covers as likely to promote or further the mission of the Church, through fostering or developing a distinctive Christian community.
BMOs can recognise existing mission initiatives or promote fresh expressions of church
Examples my include:
- A new network congregation for young adults across a town;
- A revitalisation of an existing congregation in a socially and economically deprived part of a city, built on a partnership bewteen a number of parties and the drawing-in of new resources.
To find out more about BMOs, visit the Church of England website.
Bishops' Mission Orders (and corresponding schemes and instruments) in the Diocese of Bristol:
- Emmanuel Bristol - BMO – 01 January 2016
- Emmanuel Bristol - Scheme for Deanery Synod Representation – 20 July 2020
- Emmanuel Bristol – BMO renewal – 01 January 2021
St James' Church Lockleaze
- St James' Church, Lockleaze – BMO - 05 June 2017
- St James' Church, Lockleaze – BMO – 10 September 2020
St Nicholas, Bristol
- St Nicholas, Bristol – BMO – 24 September 2018
- St Nicholas, Bristol – Scheme for Deanery Synod Representation – 25 March 2022
- St Nicholas, Bristol – Supplementary Instrument – 20 April 2022
Pattern Church, Swindon
- Pattern Church, Swindon – BMO – 29 November 2018
- Pattern Church, Swindon - Supplementary Instrument - 14 July 2021
- Pattern Church, Swindon – Scheme for Deanery Synod Representation – 25 March 2022
- Pattern Church, Swindon – Supplementary Instrument – 17 April 2022
- Shine Pinehurst – BMO – 29 June 2019
- Shine Pinehurst - Supplementary Instrument – 02 December 2020
- Shine Pinehurst - Scheme for Deanery Synod Representation – 21 November 2022
- Shine Pinehurst - Supplementary Instrument - 21 November 2022