‘The Word Who is Life: The Call to Mission’.

Bishop Richard Has Released A New Pastoral Plan For The Diocese, January 2, 2024

 As society becomes more secular our parishes must be ever-clearer beacons of light guiding people to Christ. The new Plan highlights how our community of faith can embrace this important time of renewal, forging diocesan parishes into communities of saints and strong, lively, and welcoming schools of discipleship.

The Pastoral Plan is available to read in two formats below: the full version [18 pages] and an abridged version [10 pages], with hard copies available to read in each parish.

Watch the Unfolding the Pastoral Plan webinar held on 10th January 2024

Read the full version of ‘The Word Who is Life: The Call to Mission’ 2024 here

May 2024 Canon Kieron O’Brien, the Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Planning has issued an update on the progress of the Pastoral Plan across our Diocese. Read the update here 

Diocesan Pastoral Plan March update 2024

Read the Abridged Pastoral Plan here



Writing in the new Pastoral Plan for the Diocese “The Word Who is Life: The Call to Mission” (7.4), Bishop Richard asks that every parish provides times of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, leading to monthly Holy Hours. To support this, the diocesan Formation team is providing regular resources – including suggested scripture readings and intentions. 

June Scripture For Reflection & Intentions For Prayer Resource