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“We all want growth, in depth and breadth, and it is happening in many places. It is never accidental and always through the grace of God. But we still need to think clearly about it.”

Archbishop Justin, commenting on the paper 'What Makes For A Good Diocesan Mission Strategy' by The Ven Bob Jackson.

What is the Diocesan Strategy?

Our strategy has three principal strands which match the Church of England's goals agreed at General Synod. The three strands are:

 A PDF of the strategy leaflet (the Diocesan Vision for Growth - not good for printing, because of the paper size) can be downloaded by clicking or tapping here.

'One Thing' for 2016

Some of the parish projects that have been identified are listed here

'One Pentecost Thing' for 2018

Rob Dillingham, Diocesan Parish Development Officer explains how parishes can get involved and join in this our diocesan Year of Prayer. "In 2016 we asked each parish to think of one thing to move their parish forward in line with the Diocesan strategy. We saw so many churches engaging with this, resulting in many exciting and innovative projects springing up across the Diocese. To build on this success and participate in the national initiative, we would like every parish to identify 'one thing' they are going to do to engage with Thy Kingdom Come this year as we focus on our diocesan Year of Prayer."

We would like you to please tell us what you are planning to do for your “One Pentecost thing” and also encourage as many people to sign up on the pledge to prayer web page and share activities on social media. https://www.thykingdomcome.global/#Pledge2PrayCoun... .

Email you activities to Rob Dillingham - Let’s all join together with the Archbishop’s to pray for thy kingdom to come in our diocese.

The Bishop's Charge 2015 - Our Life in Christ

A brief summary document (2 pages) can be downloaded here.

The full text of the Charge is in five sections:


To access the various resources that are being assembled to support the strategy, click or tap here

Strategy Video

Here is a link to the video: click or tap here

Latest News

For the latest news from the Diocese of Chichester, click or tap here

Online Store and Resources Library

Some items can now be found at our online store. Other resources are found in our resources library. You can access these by clicking or tapping on the links below:

Resources Library
Online store

To return to the Strategy 'home page', click or tap here.