Work is well underway on the diocese’s bid to the Church in Wales’ evangelism fund – an ambitious £10m initiative to grow new Christians across the country.
Grants of between £250,000 and £3m are available for diocesan projects which, crucially, will focus on people rather than buildings and engage Welsh society with the claims of the Christian faith in vibrant and exciting ways.
The diocese’s bid – which is focused on employing an evangelism enabler in each deanery – is being formulated by the evangelism group which is made up of clergy, parishioners and staff. Also part of the group is a familiar face to many in the diocese, and speaker at the 2016 diocesan conference, Mandy Bayton.
Mandy is the Cinnamon Network’s Wales adviser. Cinnamon Network aims to make it as easy as possible for local churches to transform their communities by reaching out and building life-giving relationships with those in greatest need.
Mandy is currently working with ministry area leaders to produce a diocese-wide community audit which will help to benefit local ministry areas to get a snapshot of their communities.
Our diocese’s churches want to ensure we serve our local communities well and we would appreciate your help by completing this simple, anonymous survey.
The survey will help us identify the strengths in our communities and help us understand, more fully, the challenges our communities regularly face.
You can complete the survey online here.