The Diocese of Brentwood has published its Vision for the future renewal and restructuring of the diocese in Essex and East London. The document, entitled Vision Document: Shaping Our Future, is being published and distributed to parishes to coincide with the beginning of Advent. It is the fruit of much work and consultation in the diocese about renewal and restructuring through the Stewards of the Gospel process. The plan aims to maximise the opportunities for evangelisation, sacramental provision and putting faith into action through charitable works across the diocese, given the resources available in decades to come. To this end, parishes have been grouped into 21 Parish Partnerships and are being encouraged to work together to plan a shared future.
Says Director of Development Steven Webb: “This weekend marks a key milestone in the Steward of the Gospel process. Bishop Alan has recorded a video message to all parishioners that can be viewed by clicking here: Development page. Please take time to watch and listen to this message in the coming days. You will also find a link to the Vision Document: Shaping Our Future on that page. Hard copies of the document have been distributed to parishes for those who cannot access the online version.”