Next steps and how to get involved

The working groups will provide the information on the activities and costs we need to shape and resource the mission of the diocese. A draft strategy will be presented to Diocesan Synod in March.

The next step will be to submit an outline submission for Church of England Strategic Development funding. Our strategy links to the national strategy in several areas – mixed ecology, young people, discipleship, net zero – so we are hopeful of national support. If everything goes to plan, work will develop the fine detail of the strategy for a detailed submission later in the year, and synod sign-off of the 2023 budget in the Autumn. We anticipate that by January 2023 we will be working with and inspired by our new vision, purpose, and outcomes.


Get involved

We remain committed to the process being open, inclusive, and having God at the centre; and you all have a role to play. We encourage you to get involved and contribute your thoughts and ideas, at all stages, particularly over the next four weeks. If you want to find out more about the workstreams then do contact the leader or other members – they will be delighted to hear from you. 

Please share the vison, purpose, values and four outcomes with your teams, congregations, friends, and families. 

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

There will be some more opportunities to get involved in Transforming Church over the coming months. For updates please follow us on social media or sign up to our enewsletter. Thank you to everyone who has been involved so far for helping us to shape our future.