Throughout the Diocese are hundreds of stunning, historic church buildings – around 650 in all – which are actively used for worship. We provide support to those caring for them and creating welcoming spaces, and preserving each one for future generations.
Just as importantly, we provide training and support for those who serve in our churches – from vicars to volunteers. Our churches play a key role in major life events such as weddings and funerals. And today, we even use some of our church towers as to deliver faster wireless broadband to communities.
Our spiritual and pastoral care extends to all parts of the community. We support and empower children, young people and families through a wealth of resources – from mobile playgroups to youth work cafés. And we provide training and support for youth and family workers, and 1,800 volunteers who work alongside them.
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