“…crucially we’ve seen that to be the church is to be outward facing, outward focused, outward towards God in prayer and worship, outward towards our neighbours near and far, in mission and service. And of course one, is bound up with the other.” Bishop Martin
At Synod in March 2021 we agreed to:
Resolving to listen to God and discern his call on how and when to engage in political issues and in seeking God’s Kingdom; this Synod commits to improve our engagement with local issues for the common good by:
- Resolving to influence and shape local policy debate, through encouraging Bishops and their senior staff to continue to be actively engaged with MPs and local and national policymakers on appropriate matters;
- Encouraging all parishes and benefices to engage with local political and community leaders and processes, to bring about change for the common good within the communities they serve and beyond and;
- Creating and recruiting for a volunteer role that will foster, coordinate, advise and resource such political engagement.
Be Political Diocesan Synod Powerpoint Slides | PPTX
How to Engage Politically | PDF
Summary poster | PDF
19 March 2022 - Guy McGregor announced as Diocesan Political Engagement Enabler
Bishop Martin was delighted to announce that Guy McGregor has been appointed as our volunteer Political Engagement Enabler for the next 12 months. Guy has many years’ experiences in this area of ministry and knows the landscape well. Guy will be encouraging all parishes and benefices to engage with local political and community leaders and processe, offering non-partifsan advice for parishes wishing to engage politically and he will also be identifying common areas and sharing good practice.
He is an active church member and serves St Peter and St Paul Hoxne as churchwarden and has a passion to bring about tangible change to the lives of the people we serve.
To contact Guy please email firstname.lastname@example.org.