'Creating connections': Vision and priorities

Our vision for the Diocese of Bristol

Jesus came with a message and a vision for the world.

The message, the Good News, is that we can all be reconnected with God. The vision is of the Kingdom of God, a world where peace and justice reign and the whole of creation is redeemed and restored. This is God’s big idea.

As Christians we not only believe in this big idea; we play a part in making it a reality.

In our churches, when we connect with God, we may then connect others with Him: we share Jesus’ story; we show what it means to follow Him; we become signs of God’s Kingdom in the world.

When we join together to do this across our diocese, we become a life-changing movement that can connect every person and every community with God.

This is our vision for the Diocese of Bristol. It is an audacious vision energised by an all-powerful God. The plans we have – our strategy – challenge us all to play our part.

Will you join us on this life-changing journey?


"From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

Ephesians 4:16


To be “a life-changing movement”, we must be committed, confident and connected.

Learn more about our priorities by following the links below:

Making disciples
Growing leaders
Engaging younger generations
Encouraging generosity

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Hard copies available on request from the Diocesan office.

Creating Connections posters to put up around your church to remind you of our vision and priorities.

Hard copies in both A4 and A3 format are available on request from the Diocesan office.

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You can download a short PowerPoint presentation that introduces the Creating connections vision and priorities here.

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