Transforming Church. Together

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 create a positive way forward together.

This year-long process is called Transforming Church. Together.

The aim is to be relentlessly inclusive in our approach and we are committed to listening to voices that we don’t often hear, opinions that we find difficult and those that challenge the status quo.

Transforming Church. Together update 16 July 2021

Thank you to everyone who has so far been involved in and contributed to Transforming Church. Together by attending workshops and completing our questionnaire during the February to April open conversation.

We are delighted to announce that during the open conversation, we had 1,208 responses to our questionnaire and over 1,000 attendees at our 107 online workshops. Contributors told us their thoughts about God and the Church of England, and how the Diocese of Bristol could better relate to communities, society and the world.

In addition, our videos were viewed 10,166 times across our social channels, and reshared 99 times. Thank you to everyone who helped us spread the word on social media – it made a really big difference to our campaign. We were able to reach a wide variety of different people through our 71 posts which were shared, liked or commented on 469 times.

The feedback from the open conversation has now been gathered, read, analysed and considered. You can now access the full findings of the open conversation here. This PDF includes a research overview along with a breakdown of the different demographic groups and questions asked.

We are now using this feedback to finalise a vision and priorities for the Diocese and will launch this in the autumn. There will be more opportunities to be part of this conversation over the coming months. Please do follow us on social media or sign up to our e-newsletter for updates.

Once again, thank you to everyone who completed our questionnaire, took part in our workshops, shared our communications, and helped us to shape our future.

If you would like to get in touch with us about Transforming Church. Together, please email

Click here to view the Transforming Church FAQ page.