The local church is a community in transformation, and shares in the transformation of its local community.
The Transforming Church and Communities Department celebrates the diverse ways in which local churches engage with their communities. We offer support as they address contemporary issues. We link churches with local and national bodies with similar concerns. We have developed a network of particular resources around the themes of dementia, diversity, environment, financial resilience, interfaith, older people and social action.
Some of our work is offered through our joint venture with Church Urban Fund- Transforming Communities Together(TCT).
Christians are called to the vulnerability of encountering God in the world around them. Our discipleship is on-going. We discern the movement of the Holy Spirit, seeking to make known Christ’s love for all of God’s creation.
Transforming Church and Communities working within Discipleship, Vocation, Evangelism; DVE
Diocesan Enabler of Transforming Church and Communities
David loves to champion the positive impact that churches (and schools, chaplaincies and fresh expressions) can and do have on the communities in which they are situated.
He has co-ordinating responsibility for this area in the diocese.
Transforming Church and Community Co-ordinator
Emma is the primary office contact for the team:
Unit 1 Three Spires,
|Diocesan Environmental Officer.|
Richard is Rector of five rural parishes in North Shropshire. He has degrees in Physics and Theology and wrote his Master’s dissertation on Nature Contemplation in the writing of Maximus the Confessor. As well as being Diocesan Environmental Officer for Lichfield Diocese and on the Board of Directors for The John Ray Initiative, he is also dad to three boys!
|Jane Tillier serves as the Bishop’s Adviser for Pastoral Care and Wellbeing. She can offer a confidential one-to-one space for people to explore problems and/or she can be consulted by parishes or individuals from across the diocese about pastoral difficulties and/or opportunities.|
"When churches develop relationships which go deeper than their differences, they discover the depth of the good news they have to share"
Revd Dr David Primrose, Diocesan Enabler of Transforming Communities