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 heads 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.”
March 2018: Marianne’s latest newsletter – the Process
As people are starting to get to grips with the concept of an LMA I’ve had a number of requests asking for information on the actual process of how this will all happen, so this news letter focuses on the process we have adopted as transition team.