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Focus on Hastings in detailed review

Focus on Hastings in detailed review

27 September 2016 Read more

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 ...

  • Baptism and family ministry focus for parishes

    Baptism and family ministry focus for parishes

    23 September 2016 Read more
    New research and resources around baptism are making an impact on church growth. In response to these findings the Diocese is delivering a one day presentation for clergy, readers and others involved in baptism and ...
  • New Diocesan Director of Ordinands announced

    New Diocesan Director of Ordinands announced

    22 September 2016 Read more
    The Revd Dr Daniel Inman has been appointed as the new Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO) for the Diocese of Chichester.Rebecca Swyer, Director for Apostolic Life, said: ‘We are very much looking forward to Dan ...
  • Bishop Martin's Hospice visit

    Bishop Martin's Hospice visit

    19 September 2016 Read more
    Bishop Martin paid tribute to an impressive blend of professionalism and human warmth when he visited St Michael's Hospice, St Leonard's on Sea today (19 September)Bishop Martin told the Diocesan Website: "I met a team ...