Support and resources to help churches and Christians share the good news of Jesus.
A variety of people, courses and general resources and initiatives are available to help Christians and churches explore and develop their witness and evangelism.
Projects and Events:
The Diocese is preparing to participate in HOPE 2014 a year of Mission.
HOPE is a catalyst bringing churches together to transform communities. Momentum is building towards a year of mission in 2014 – the whole church, reaching the whole nation, for a whole year. The mix of denominations, churches, ages and cultures – and the number of ministries involved -- is unprecedented.
HOPE doesn’t tell churches what to do. It works together with denominations and ministries. It provides free resources and ideas through their website and email updates.
BISHOP'S 10th ANNIVERSARY SERVICE AND LAUNCH OF HOPE 2014
Sunday 22 September 2013, 4.00pm at Wakefield Cathedral. The Bishop of Wakefield will give every church £100 to help kick start a community initiative to mark his tenth anniversary as diocesan bishop and to celebrate the Christian Churches year of mission, HOPE 2014. Read more about this event.
Download a booklet with ideas on how the money may be used. Print friendly version.
- 29 September 2013
Back to Church Sunday is a special Sunday to invite people (back) to church. There are various reasons why people stop going to church when once it played an important part of their lives. Back to Church Sunday offers quality resources to local churches so people in your church can give an especially warm welcome on this special Sunday of the year. Register your church and visit the Back to Church website for more information and resources.
Look who came back to church - a booklet of just some of the stories of people who came back to church in this diocese.
Click here for Wakefield Diocese Back to Church Sunday webpage.
The Priest as Evangelist: Leading your Church into Growth
Thursday 3 October 11.00am -3.00pm at Wakefield Cathedral. Revd Robin Gamble will be leading two sessions The Parish Priest as Evangelist and Development in Leading your Church into Growth. Download more information. To book contact Canon Tony Macpherson.
There is a plan to follow up this event with two mission lunches in November – one in Huddersfield and one in Halifax. If you would be interested, please contact Canon Missioner, Tony Macpherson.
Say one for me Vicar
Click here to post a prayer(firstname.lastname@example.org).
A simple way to give those on the fringes of church the opportunity to have their prayers offered. Click here to find out more.
Parish Support - support and advice to parishes in mission.
Canon Tony Macpherson is the Diocesan Missioner
14 Belgravia Road
Mission Action Planning for Churches
Transformational Plans to help churches plan their mission strategy and links to the national site with resources from different diocese and denominations.
Sample Action Planning Sheet (Word doc)
Back to Church Sunday
Quality resources to help churches give a warm welcome on this special Sunday.