The Diocese is moving towards replacing traditional parishes with new Local Ministry Areas (LMAs) by January 1st 2020
The Bishop has appointed a Ministry Area Development Officer/Transition Missioner, Revd Marianne Osborne, to help churches along the road to the future.
She will head up a mission team equipped to help local church communities with the transition. “Change isn’t coming,” she says, “it’s here but we can embrace it if we work together.”
The team of volunteer Transition Companions is being put together and will start their work in the near future.