Shape of Parish Ministry
In May 2021 Bishop Shane Parker launched the Shape of Parish Ministry Consultation; an 18-month exploration and discernment process that is engaging all congregations across our diocese to answer the following questions:
- What are the shapes of parish ministry that God is calling our diocese to explore?
- What dreams would God have us dream together?
- Where is God callings us to be, and where are we called to invest the resources which have been entrusted to us?
These are big questions for all Anglicans throughout our diocese and ones that sit at the foundation of the work that Julian of Norwich Anglican has been doing over the past six years as we have been navigating through our Ministry Renewal and Redevelopment process.
The process includes various activities over the next year and a half and includes an interview with six to eight of our parishioners who will bring forward our parishes responses to two assigned team leaders who are volunteering their time to assist our diocese with this exciting and challenging process.
You can find out more about the process at the diocesan website:
The website includes FAQ’s, timelines, and additional information on the consultation. In the future this website will also share the information gathered from all of the parishes across our diocese so that we can learn more about how we are all working together to deliver parish ministry in this time and place.
Our team has been compiled and will be interviewed sometime in the next couple of months.
The team needs your help and we hope that you will answer the following questions so that we can ensure that we are voicing the many thoughts and ideas that can emerge from our whole parish.
Thank you for participating!
The Rev. Monique Stone
The Rev. Deacon Elizabeth