Investing in mission – parish resources

On Saturday 21 October in Weston-super-Mare, diocesan synod members agreed the 2018 budget for mission, reinforcing the diocese’s commitment to resourcing for mission now and into the future.

In an engaging presentation synod members were urged to “seize the moment, equip God’s people and invest in growth.”  Charlie Peer, Strategic Programme Manager set the proposed budget in the context of the diocesan vision, giving details of planned initiatives in five  areas: discipleship, local mission, children and young people, vocations and ministry and pioneering.

Harry Musselwhite, Chair of the Board of Finance showed how the investment in those five areas are to be shared across three funding streams:  diocesan reserves, national church funding and a 4.5% increase to the Common Fund, which was agreed after group discussion, formal debate and questions.

To support conversations at parish level and to help address questions about the budget for mission and the Common Fund from PCC members and congregations, we are offering a pack of resources, comprising five different elements.

Access the five links and downloads below.


  1. Living and Telling leaflet – an at-a-glance guide to the diocesan vision. Available free to Bath and Wells parishes. Order your copies 
  2. Investing in mission video clips: pioneering, youth and children, local mission and vocations and ministry.
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