The Diocese of Southwark is at an exciting point in its journey as it implements its Vision for Growth 2017-2025. We seek to be a Diocese that is Christ-centred and outward focused:
- Walking with Jesus and getting to know Jesus better as we journey on
- Welcoming all, embracing our diversity and seeking new ways of being church
- Growing in numbers, generosity, faith and discipleship as we grow God's Kingdom
As a Diocese, we encourage a culture of generosity as we celebrate churches, worshipping communities and fresh expressions of Church (across the full spectrum of traditions) that speak well of each other, support each other as together we seek to resource and deliver a programme of missional growth.
One of the principles at the heart of the Bishop of Southwark’s Vision for Growth is that of “generous giving and prayer supporting all we do”. Since 2015 the Diocese has successfully changed its parish share system to a generosity-based offerings system, the Parish Support Fund; in 2020 we have launched a new giving strategy to encourage and enable generosity and giving across the Diocese for the next triennium and there are specific annual objectives for each year.. During the pandemic we supported parishes with top tips and good practice guides to encourage giving, financial management and fundraising. We joined the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) in November 2020 and are one of three dioceses take part in a contactless giving trial with the National church in 2021.