Diocesan Synod unanimously approves vision themes and priorities

Diocesan Synod has agreed on the diocesan vision themes and priorities set out by the Bishop of Chester. The Synod, which constitutes members from all quarters of the diocese, voted unanimously in favour of the proposals at its meeting on Saturday 17 June at Chester Cathedral. 

Bishop Mark: 'Together in Christ, Sharing Hope'

The launch of a new vision for the Church in the Diocese of Chester took another step forward on Saturday 20 May when Bishop Mark shared for the first time what it is he has noticed and what he has identified as the themes and priorities to have emerged from the consultation process, Casting the Net Wide. 

Watch the Vision Feedback Event here

If you can't make it to Chester Cathedral on Saturday 20 May, or join in at one of the four "watch parties" dotted around the diocese, then you can watch the service on YouTube here from 11am.

Leave plenty of time for your journey on Saturday

Those taking part or attending the live Vision Feedback Event on Saturday are urged to leave plenty of time for their journey. The M56 between junctions 11 and 12 will be closed in both directions on Saturday for planned works to demolish a decommissioned bridge.

Final preparations for Saturday's live event

Staff and volunteers at the Cathedral and four locations around the diocese are making final preparations ahead of Saturday's live Vision Feedback Event. The ambitious service will see people from each location contribute to the service via a live video link. 

Bishops to share emerging themes from diocesan consultation at Chester Cathedral

A special event at Chester Cathedral on Saturday 20th May will provide an opportunity for the bishops to give their feedback on the broad themes and priorities that they see emerging from the vision consultation, Casting the Net Wide. All are welcome to join them at the feedback event.

Write a poem about the vision process, Casting the Net Wide

Poets of all standards and experience are invited to join April's Poetry Break, the theme of which will be the diocesan vision process, Casting the Net Wide. Attendees can contribute their own verses or simply enjoy listening to others recite theirs. 

Last chance to contribute to vision consultation

There are just a few days left to contribute to the diocesan-wide vision process which, over the last six months, has been gathering the views of people in our churches and communities with the aim of developing a shared vision for the Church in the Diocese of Chester.

Casting the Net Wide

The Bishop of Chester is today launching the vision development process for the Diocese of Chester. The grassroots consultation aims to "cast the net wide" in order to capture the views of the widest number of people in our churches and communities to determine the vision and strategy for the future.

Director of Development to begin in June

Harriet Roberts has been appointed as the new Director of Development. The new role, funded by the National Church, has been created to help build a new vision and strategic direction for the diocese. 

"Vital" strategic vacancy opens

The Diocese of Chester is seeking to appoint someone to help build a new vision and strategic direction for the diocese. Please share details across your networks with those who might feel called to apply.

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