Our Priorities

Because the Church is in itself the Body of Christ, we are called to be the most Christ-like Church we can be, expressing most faithfully the presence, mind and heart of Christ in all we say, do and are.

We are called to reflect in mind and heart and hand the passions and priorities of Jesus. Our ‘Five Priorities’ help us to do just that.

A Church that conspicuously celebrates children and young people at its heart, because Jesus placed a child in the centre as a model for us all;

A Church that unashamedly embraces an innovative pioneering culture, because Jesus is ‘the pioneer and perfecter of our faith’ who in his incarnation, cross and resurrection crossed every boundary;

A Church that is increasingly confident in its calling, because Jesus was wholly obedient to his Father’s will;

A Church that rejoices in strong, warm and mutually encouraging international links, because we proclaim that Jesus is Lord of all, and his Kingdom knows no boundaries;

A Church that rejoices in the generosity of God, because Jesus trusted wholly in his Father’s provision.


Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care in an integral part of our diocese life.