Bishop Declan launched the new diocesan vision ‘A Future Full of Hope‘ on Saturday 28 October, 2018 at St Brendan’s College, Brislington, Bristol. Over three hundred people came together from all over the diocese to explore the new diocesan strategy. This document, inspired by Pope Francis, emphasises a ‘more outward focus’ and sets out a roadmap for the next three years.
Year of Prayer Advent 2018 – Advent 2019
Year of Communion Advent 2019 – Advent 2020
When thinking about pastoral care within out community we are called to reflect on the words of Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium
“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.”