Annual report and accounts 2017

Our Annual Financial Report and Annual Review for 2017

Introduction from Bishop James Langstaff:

“The past year has been a time of great excitement as we were able to share details of the Called Together vision that will guide us through the next five years together.

We spent much of 2016 talking, listening and praying, as we sought to discern together the ‘mind of Christ’, to discover what the Spirit might be saying to us about the kind of Church we want and need to be.

Building blocks

Work in the Diocese in 2017, has been about putting in place some of the building blocks we need, in order to respond together to that generosity of God in Christ, as we are called together to be God’s people in the world.

I have spoken in the past about the wonderful extravagance which is at the heart of God, an extravagance that we as Christians call grace; grace which is made manifest in Jesus Christ, his living, dying and rising again, and through which we know ourselves to be the children of God, to be the people of God. 

In many ways ‘Called Together’ affirms much of what we already do, while supporting us to explore new paths. It also encourages us to be more confident about sharing our stories and best practice.

This is what this review of the year hopes to do.

Two documents to view and download

To help give you the fullest picture of the work of the Diocese, this year we have created two documents. These include a detailed Financial Report and a separate Annual Review.

The Annual Review aims to give you a snap shot of just some of the activities, projects and people that show the variety and breadth of work taking place across parishes, and within the Diocesan support teams, that have already begun to help: Grow disciples, Enrich communities and Resource mission and ministry.

Online and hardcopy

Both of these are available for you below to read online or download and print (See resources below). The interactive Annual Review also guides you to films, podcasts and more detailed material. There is a handy financial overview to download too. A limited print-run has also be made, so if you would like to request a hard copy please contact the Diocesan Office on 01634 560 000 or email

Thank you

None of this work would be possible without your generous support through your time, prayers and Parish Offers and so I would like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for your continued support.

This Review fills me with huge hope for the years ahead. I hope you too are encouraged and heartened by what you see and read.

Yours in Christ,


Diocesan Annual Review 

Diocesan Annual Review 2017 Interactive Online Friendly Version
Diocesan Annual Review 2017 Print Friendly Version

Diocesan Finance and Accounts Report

Annual Report and Accounts 2017 Online Friendly Version
Annual Report and Accounts 2017 Print Friendly Version

Handy finance overview and parish resources

Financial Overview one page
Financial Overview two page

Pew sheet and magazine article

More detailed Diocesan Support Team Reports:

Children and Young People Team
Formation & Ministry Team

Diocesan Board of Education Team
Mission & Community Engagement Team

Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) Team
IT Team
Leagal Team
Property Team
Safeguarding Team


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