A detailed Report examining the opportunities and challenges facing the Church of England in Hastings is published today.
A review of the Hastings Deanery, which contains all of the Church of England parishes in the Hastings area, is authored by Bishop Peter Wheatley, a former bishop of Edmonton.
The whole context of the Report reflects the current Diocese of Chichester’s strategy to grow the church numerically and spiritually, to reimagine ministry and to contribute to the common good.
Bishop Wheatley has met with all the clergy and local church councils in the area. His Report contains detailed analysis of each parish unit.
The whole document speaks of mission and renewal.
The Bishop establishes that from the last census data ...