Vision 2026

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'Vision 2026' outlines the priorities of the Diocese of Blackburn until the centenary of its creation in 2026.  It is inspired by the belief that response to God's love brings 'life in all its fullness' and that Faith communities make a positive contribution to Society.

At the heart of the Vision are three ambitions:

To make disciples:
By encouraging Christians to explore and deepen their personal relationship with God so that they are inspired to live out every aspect of their lives in-tune with Christ.

To empower witnesses:
By enabling people to greet every day and every situation as followers of Christ who thereby make God's love present to those they encounter.

To grow leaders:
By discerning and building-up individual and communal gifts and ministries to help others experience their own discovery of God.

These serve as a reminder that Christian faith is given to be passed on; to reach beyond our Church family to transform our community.  We are called to try our best to live fully with God and to support others as they strive to do the same.   

So as we pray in our Parish Prayer:

Living God,

you call us to serve our parish with gentleness and humility in Christ's name.

Grant us the imagination and courage to be a people who listen, pray and act for the sake of the Good News.