Transforming Wigan is a 7-year £1.2 million programme to turn around the mission and financial strength of the Deanery of Wigan. Canon Tim Montgomery will be licensed as Director of Mission for Wigan on Sunday by Bishop Paul.
Bishop Paul said “Transforming Wigan is a groundbreaking project vital to the church and our diocese as we pursue our growth agenda. In Tim we have an excellent, experienced priest and leader who will provide clear strategic direction. There are many challenges ahead. If we are to find ways for be fit for mission and make a bigger difference in the community we need to find the things that work and not cling onto old models if they are clearly not working. Jesus has for us a transforming gospel and my prayer is that through Tim and the Transforming Wigan group we will find ways to reinvent and reimagine church for the 21st Century. I, and colleagues in the national Church, will be following the progress with keen interest.”
Tim speaks about the Transforming Wigan project ahead of his commissioning in the video below.
Transforming Wigan: Renew, Re-orientate, Revive - Tim Montgomery from Diocese of Liverpool on Vimeo.