We have always been a diocese that believes that the church exists to serve those who are not - or not yet - its members.
As a Diocese we are committed to mission in every aspect, seeking to bring the good news of God's love in Jesus to all who live in the cities, towns and villages, and to make the gospel relevant to their everyday lives.
Our diocesan vision is to grow as Kingdom People, sharing the good news of Jesus’ love in Worcestershire and Dudley.
As the body of Christ, we join together to worship God, make disciples, share hope, and transform communities. Read more about our diocesan vision.
The Church is not an end in itself. It is God’s gift to the world whose purpose is to be an effective sign of God’s Kingdom.
God’s mission is to reconcile the whole creation to himself in Jesus and establish the reign of God. Jesus’s first words in his ministry were ‘Repent and believe the good news: the Kingdom of God is at hand’.
As Christians, we are called to be those who both hear and proclaim that message, becoming agents of the transformation of the world according to God’s loving purposes in Christ.
What does the Kingdom look like? We are given a vision as we see it portrayed in and by Jesus. In it the values of love, compassion, justice and freedom will prevail.
Our Churches should be communities where the Kingdom is our core conversation, where these Kingdom values are characterise our life and through which we strive to bring them alive in our communities.