Pioneering in Bath and Wells

“We dream of a culture of innovation across the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

“Our vision is to create a broad landscape of pioneering mission and innovative church practice across the diocese of which nine paid pioneer posts will be the visible mountain tops and an extensive network of pioneers of all kinds will form the lower-lying contours.”   Project plan for the Pioneer Project 2018-2025

We celebrate the work of our existing pioneers with communities where church currently has little impact and want to build on those early foundations. Our Pioneer Project aims to do just that.

With the news in December 2017 that our bid for funding from Church Commissioners for the project was been successful, this is an exciting time in the life of our diocese. In these pages we explore questions of What is a Pioneer? How and why might we appoint one? and offer more detail on the Pioneer Project itself.

We launched our Pioneering Podcast in 2020, find out more.

We invite you to join us on this journey of exploration and experimentation.

Listen in below to a conversation at the start of CMS Certificate in Pioneer Mission. Find more videos on the Holy Rumpus playlist on the Bath and Wells YouTube channel.

Who to contact

Revd Tina Hodgett, Evangelism and Pioneer Team Leader