Kingdom People

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.

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.


1. Deeply rooted in prayer and study of the scriptures

2. Renewed and transformed by regular worship

3. Equipped to witness to the Gospel of love, compassion, justice and freedom

4. Dedicated to helping children, young people and young adults to belong and be nurtured in faith

5. Devoted to growing deeply as disciples, offering our time, talents and money to God

6. Resourced and released to minister to others.

7. Ready to engage with and serve our community.

8. Committed to making our buildings fit for purpose as a spiritual and community resource.

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