Exploring Mission - the journey to 2019

Earlier this month, Bishop Paul and Bishop Cyril led diocesan teams in the Diocese of Durham’s four days of mission - ‘Talking Jesus’, starting with a celebration at Durham Cathedral in a service led by The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

‘Talking Jesus’ is the third mission undertaken by the Northern Bishops and follows the previous missions at Blackburn in 2016 and Sheffield, 2015. In 2019, it will be the turn of Liverpool Diocese to welcome the 24 other Bishops and their teams from the northern half of The Church of England.

Linda Jones, Director of Mission, has already begun to consider how the four days of mission might look across our diocese. At Synod on Saturday, Linda led a presentation and workshop to encourage those present to start the journey of visualising how our diocese would work towards our four days of mission.

As we explore mission, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ offers great sources of inspiration.

What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.