The Diocese of Norwich is Committed to Growth in discipleship, service and numbers.
The Bishop of Norwich writes: I invite everyone to share in our Diocesan commitment to growth. In practice this means:
This is the mission to which we believe God is calling our Diocese.
Appendices to the booklet
Below are the appendices for Committed to Growth: A flexible framework for mission and ministry booklet:
The Bishop of Norwich has written the following prayer for use throughout the Diocese of Norwich as we commit ourselves to growth:
in your Son Jesus Christ
you reveal your love for the world,
and by the grace of the Holy Spirit
you give us the strength to share
his mission in this Diocese:
help us to grow in proclaiming your good news,
drawing others to know you,
serving our communities,
promoting justice and peace
and sustaining the well-being
of the life of the earth;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord
Emma Rogers (Aged 7) from St Nicholas', North Lopham, Norfolk has also written the following prayer:
thank you for everything that grows.
Please help our Church to grow well by
getting more boys and girls learning about
Jesus and joining the Church Communion.