Our vision and priorities

Living the story. Telling the story.

On his consecration as Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Rt Revd Peter Hancock was charged by Archbishop Justin Welby ‘to help the diocese to discern what our calling is, what our vision is and to discern together what it is that God is calling us to be and to do.’

In the video below, he shares the new diocesan vision and priorities. A transcript of his speech can be downloaded below. If you would like a copy of the video file to enable you to view and share this video offline, please contact the communications team who will make one available to you.

Diocesan Vision

In response to God’s immense love for us, we seek to be God’s people, living and telling the story of Jesus.

“Prayerful discussion and consultation with people throughout the diocese confirmed the need to be more intentional and missional in our use of all that God has given and entrusted to us. We will only deliver this vision if all of us across the diocese work together under God to help make this happen. I invite you play a role in helping make this vision a reality.” Rt Revd Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells.

Bishop Peter’s work on ‘Shaping our Future’ began during his first year which he spent visiting parishes and listening. The diocesan vision and priorities have been further developed in the last year, with the input from people, clergy and lay, from across the diocese.

You can find out more about the priorities and plans for the future in this section and give your feedback on the Have Your Say page, or you can download a Shaping our Future leaflet below.

Please pray for all those involved in ‘Shaping our Future’ as work continues on developing the plans that will help us achieve the diocesan vision.

Gracious God, may your Holy Spirit guide us into the future.

Help us, throughout the diocese, to show uninhibited reliance on your grace and power as we seek the renewal of our lives.

Give us courage, rigour, imagination and generosity in order that your kingdom may come and your abundant life be known by all. Amen


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