The Mission Development team is focused on helping to engage, inspire and enable parishes, deaneries and individuals to be outward moving, listening to and serving the common good, our communities and social justice. They respond to emerging issues and develop and build relationships with new communities and marginalised groups.

“It is not the Church of God who has a mission, but the God of mission who has a church.” Archbishop Rowan Williams

The passion of our diocese is to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ afresh to every generation. This is our calling as God’s people. We are sent by a God of love to make a difference to His world.

We work with individuals, parishes, beneficies and deaneries to inspire, train and equip the whole people of God in this mission. We seek to resource local mission through a number of projects and initiatives, partnering with other national agencies and organisations. One specific aim is to work with other Christian denominations wherever possible in ecumenical mission.

We are active in the field of social justice, working with organisations such as the Clewer Initiative with whom we facilitate Hidden Voices Somerset. The Mission team also has advisers who are active in supporting the environment, rural life and world mission, in particular our Zambia partnership.

Please contact Mike Haslam, Acting Mission Development Team Leader, with any questions or to find out more about our diocesan mission - or follow the links below.

Pioneering and new Christian communities

Discover new forms of church and contextual mission.


Explore how chaplaincy listens, cares, prays for and blesses our communities.


Connect with our call to steward Creation and engage with the commitment to Net Zero Carbon.

Inclusion and diversity

Living in love and Faith
From Lament to Action


Explore how we can live and tell the story of Jesus and live out our everyday faith.

Warm and welcoming spaces

Resources to help you organise your church's warm space for those struggling with heating bills this winter.



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