Welcome to the Parish Development team. This page will provide you with recent updates, resources and event information to support you in your ministry and mission.
"Go, stand in the temple courts he said, and tell the people all about this new life."
Acts 5:20 (NIV)
The Parish Development Team aims to enable growth in the churches of the Diocese by encouraging:
- Church health
- Numerical growth
- Christian giving
- Inspiring worship
- Community outreach
Growing Leaders Growing Churches course:
Churches in the Diocese of Chester want to grow. The Growth Action Planning forms returned to our Suffragan Bishops clearly show a desire to grow in:
Quality of worship
Community out reach
Number of people attending.
"Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."
Acts 2:43-47 (NIV)