Mission and Growth Fund
The Mission and Growth Fund has been running for two years, with a vision to support the local church in addressing the three priorities set out by Bishop Robert to grow in prayer, make new disciples and serving the people of Devon with joy.
The fund was focussed on local initiatives which met local needs in one or more of these three areas, and helped the church to grow in its depth, strength, mission and service to the wider community.
The funds have now been fully allocated, and the Scrutiny Panel (which comprised two lay chairs, one parish clergy, one deanery synod member and supported by the three Bishops) will be assessing the Fund’s outcomes at the end of this year. The number of bids received by the panel was very encouraging and it is hoped that it may be possible to make available further funds to support local initiatives in mission in the future. This will be looked at by the Bishop’s Diocesan Council in 2018.
A list of the successful bids awarded this year will be available on this page in due course.