GROWING HOPE: The Diocesan Strategy for Growth


The diocesan Strategy for Growth is our response to the Archbishop of Wales’ call to everyone in the Church in Wales to envisage – and plan for – what the church might look like in 2020, when we celebrate our centenary.

It proposes a series of interlocking changes that are now being implemented and will transform how the diocese looks and works.


The Bishop has decreed that the transition from Parishes to Local Ministry Areas (LMAs) must be complete by January 1st 2020.

And she’s appointed a Transition Missioner/Ministry Area Development Officer to spearhead collaborative efforts to ensure that it is.

Revd Marianne Osborne and her team of Transition Companions are available to visit parishes to help them make the change through active listening, prayer and the creation of resources to address and resolve people’s/parishes’ difficulties and concerns.  Contact Marianne


These are the dates for the inauguration services in the remaining Local Ministry Areas:

March 19th – Narberth and Tenby
March 21st – Bro Dyfri
March 26th – Emlyn
April 4th – South West Pembrokeshire
May 8th – Roose
June 18th – Aberystwyth
July 4th – Bro Cynheidre
September 16th – Bro Dinefwr
September 26th – Bro Padarn
September 30th – Lampeter
October 8th – East Landsker
October 9th – Bro Caerfyrddin
October 10th – Bro Cydweli
November 18th – West Cemais (Coastal)
November 19th – West Cemais (Inland)
November 20th – Bro Aman
December 3rd – Haverfordwest