Members of the diocesan community who the Bishop consults on pastoral matters
The Council for Mission is a key strategic diocesan advisory group to the Bishop. Its purpose is to provide the prophetic voice of the Spirit and a broader vision, so God’s mission is revealed and lived out actively within and outside the local church.
People will be chosen and called, because of their specific gifts. The intention is that the Council be a representative group not a group of representatives. By building up a sense of trust and unity among all peoples, the diocese will be recognised as a visible and credible sign and instrument of communion with God and so fulfil its mission.
The Council for Mission fulfils the canonical role of the Diocesan Pastoral Council as per Canons 511 – 514:
This Council is presently in abeyance since the death of Bishop Bill Wright in November 2021.