The Church of England in our region is shaping a new vision and set of priorities for the coming years. We want to understand what we do well, what we can change for the better and how to create a positive way forward together.
This year-long process is called Transforming Church. Together and will replace Creating Connections, our previous diocesan vision.
Alongside the development of a new vision and set of priorities for the coming years, the Diocese of Bristol is also currently engaging in Living and Love and Faith, and open conversation about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage in the bigger context of being human, commissioned and led by the Bishops of the Church of England.
Please join us in the following prayer, as we discern the new vision and set of priorities for the coming years:
God of the Way, you call us to leave familiar places and to set out on new paths.
Enlarge our vision of your work in the communities we serve, speak to us through the people we encounter, and open our hearts to your love.
Give us courage and boldness to engage together in this time of prayer and discernment; and by your Holy, life-giving and creative Spirit, renew your church in prayer and service, and in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
The full prayer resource can be found here.
Image: credit Adam Gasson 2021