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Our Vision and Strategy

Transforming Church

Transforming Church is our strategy to grow churches at the heart of each community. ‘Growth’ can mean many things: more people coming to church, a deeper relationship with Jesus for existing church members or a church branching out into something new, for example. 

You can find out more about Transforming Church  here

Growing Younger

One of the goals of Transforming Church is for us to 'grow younger'. Growing Younger is an initiative that helps churches reach out to children and young people. 

You can find out more about Growing Younger here

Shaping the Future

At the start of 2017, we began a new phase of Transforming Church, building on the good work already begun as part of Transforming Church since 2009. New resources will support four major areas for this next phase:


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Find out more about this new phase of Transforming Church  here


Transforming Church News & Events

Asking the difficult 'What if...?'s
13 February 2018
Asking the difficult 'What if...?'s Emma Sargeant encourages us to ask some difficult questions in this latest Growing Younger blog.
Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Announcement
22 January 2018
Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Announcement We are thrilled to be welcoming new members of the team.
Parenting for a life of faith
13 November 2017
Parenting for a life of faith The average church has 40 hours per year to influence a child’s life. The average parent has 3000 hours. How much of our time and energy in churches do we put into those 40 hours?
​Bishop’s Comment: Leaving the front door open
4 September 2017
​Bishop’s Comment: Leaving the front door open I knew briefly one of my Great Grandmothers. I remember her looking quite Victorian with her neat, white-haired bun and seated by her old-fashioned range. But the most striking thing looking back was that this ...
Introducing... Paula Gooder
21 June 2017
Introducing... Paula Gooder Q and A with Paula Gooder, our new Director of Mission Learning and Development
Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Conference
29 March 2017
Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Conference What happened at the Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Conference? Find out here...