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What do you think of the Church of England?

Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek, is inviting all in our communities to join her in conversation, to decide the future vision of the Church of England in and around Gloucestershire.

Bishop Rachel is launching a vision process to shape the future of our local Church next Thursday 5 May at Gloucester Cathedral, with a day of prayer between 11am-8.30pm. This will be an opportunity for people to come together, discover different prayer traditions and ways of praying. Everyone is welcome to drop in at any time.

After the prayer event a period of conversations will take place in all our communities until 20 July. Clergy and people in our church congregations will be asking people to join them in conversation, the outcomes of which will help Bishop Rachel shape the priorities for the Church in and around Gloucestershire for the next five years.

We will be asking three questions:

  1. What is your hope or vision for your local community in the next five years’?
  2. How might the Church be a part of this?
  3. What is your impression of the Church of England in your local community?

Bishop Rachel said: “The parish system covers every part of Gloucestershire and beyond, so it is vital that we hear the views of as many people as possible in our communities. We want to know what people’s vision and hope is for their local communities and how the Church can play a part in that, so that over the next five years we can share the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ in some new and distinctive ways.”

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For more information contact:

Lucy Taylor, Head of Communications, 01452 835515, ltaylor@glosdioc.org.uk

Katherine Clamp, Communications Officer, 01452 835591, kclamp@glosdioc.org.uk

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