Annual Review and Accounts 2019

Our Annual Report and Accounts for 2019 are now available.

Over the last three years much work has been undertaken to enable our shared Called Together vision to come to fruition.

Throughout 2019, we continued to invest in growth, enabling us both to build on growth we already see, and to plant new seeds, so we can sustain ourselves and plan for the future. 

However, as Bishop James says, it is impossible for this report to be read without looking through the lens of what we are experiencing now with the coronavirus pandemic:

"With church buildings closed to public worship for a length of time, and with the general financial, health and mental wellbeing of the nation and our churches under severe strain, we cannot over-estimate the significance of the time we are in.

"As we live through the current pandemic and look ahead  to whatever is to follow, it could be that we are at one of those fulcrum moments in the life of a society, possibly even of the world, in terms of how we see ourselves, how we behave, how we relate to one another, how we live out our common life.

He continued:

"All of this will necessarily lead us to significant further reflection on our shared priorities as a Diocese."


A copy of the Annual Report and Accounts for 2019 is available to view online:

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Due to the current restrictions, we are delaying a decision on whether to print copies of the 2019 Annual Report and Accounts.

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This helpful guide gives an 'at a glance' overview of some of the activities of 2019. Download and print it here 

A financial overview - this poster explains where money to fund the mission and ministry of the local Church across the Diocese comes from and how it was spent in 2019. Download and print it here

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