Mission Community Proposals - Archdeaconry Events January 2021

First published on: 15th December 2020

On behalf of Bishop Mark Ashcroft and Bishop Mark Davies, we warmly invite people in our diocese – church officers, members of our congregations and our lay and ordained leaders - to events in January in each of our archdeaconries to discuss our proposals for creating Mission Communities across the diocese, which were set out in the Briefing Document published in October. The dates are:

 

Rochdale

Tuesday 12 January 2021, 18.00-19.30 via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/92568172363?pwd=WHI2ZGlkZUFKUEZGN1RZWTcyY2dGdz09

Meeting ID: 925 6817 2363

Passcode: 483554

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Manchester

Wednesday 13 January 2021, 18.00-19.30 via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/92965511120?pwd=Ry9pY3ZXdkdhQVBueTA5TnlFQklzZz09

Meeting ID: 929 6551 1120

Passcode: 386981

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Bolton

Wednesday 27 January 2021, 19.00-20.30 via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/98159603765?pwd=WUZkZHpuRzdQdEpBUU5MV0hkcG9kZz09

Meeting ID: 981 5960 3765

Passcode: 727003

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Salford

Friday 29 January 2021, 19.00-20.30 via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/95173427325?pwd=UGVXSFBpdWo0N2Q1ZXppcDlaUGkvQT09

Meeting ID: 951 7342 7325

Passcode: 958733

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For those who haven’t had the opportunity to engage with the Briefing Document yet, you can find it here. We encourage you to read it and begin your own discussions about what this could mean for your church community. The meetings in January will give you the opportunity to reflect on the proposals, with a focus on the following questions:

  • What inspires you about the proposed vision for Mission Communities?
  • If you have any concerns about the key principles for Mission Communities?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges of the proposed approach for your church community?

We want these proposals to be widely discussed and debated over the coming months so that a broad spectrum of people from across the diocese are involved in shaping that vision, and supported in engaging enthusiastically with what this will mean for their church communities. Our aim is to have an agreed way forward by June 2021, when our new deanery arrangements will come into effect.

A full agenda for these events will be sent out in the new year. 

Please pass this invitation on to anyone you think might be interested in being part of these important discussions.

If you wish to respond more immediately to the proposals, you are welcome to email us at differentworld@manchester.anglican.org. All feedback will be reviewed and collated for Bishop’s Council in May 2021.

 




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