Creating connections

Our vision for the Diocese of Bristol

Jesus came with a message and a vision for the world.

The message, the Good News, is that we can all be reconnected with God. The vision is of the Kingdom of God, a world where peace and justice reign and the whole of creation is redeemed and restored. This is God's big idea.

As Christians we not only believe in this big idea; we play a part in making it a reality.

In our churches, when we connect with God, we may then connect others with Him: we share Jesus story; we show what it means to follow Him; we become signs of God's Kingdom in the world.

When we join together to do this across our diocese, we become a life-changing movement that can connect every person and every community with God.

This is our vision for the Diocese of Bristol. It is an audacious vision energised by an all-powerful God. The plans we have our strategy challenge us all to play our part.

Will you join us on this life-changing journey?

To be a life-changing movement, we must be committed, confident and connected

Learn more about our priorities by following the links below:

Making disciples
Growing leaders
Engaging younger generations
Encouraging generosity


Read in full: 'Creating connections Vision and priorities'

Read in full: 'Creating connections Vision and priorities - plain text'

Click here to find out about the 'Creating connections' toolkit of resources for parishes.

Creating Connections posters to put up around your church to remind you of our vision and priorities.
Hard copies in both A4 and A3 format are available on request from the Diocesan office.
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You can download a short PowerPoint presentation that introduces the Creating connections vision and priorities here.
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