St Philip’s is part of the Diocese of London, a family of churches north of the Thames. Every few years the Diocese takes time to formulate its vision for the coming years. Over the past twelve months there has been an extensive conversation – which has included St Philip’s – about what the Church’s priorities should be in the years to come.
The result is ‘Capital Vision 2020′, a vision for the future of the church in London over the coming seven years. Three words summarise the priorities we are now asked to take on board: confidence, compassion and creativity. Confidence in speaking and living the Gospel. Compassionate as we serve our communities. And creative in reaching new people and places with the Good News.
Capital Vision 2020 was launched by the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, at a big celebratory service at St Paul’s Cathedral on 6 June. St Philip’s was represented by our two church wardens, Anne Steele and Peter Burney, by our reader, Rupert Steele and by David Walsh.
When we at St Philip’s next come to review our own vision for the future, we will ask how we can help take forward this diocesan vision. You can see the launch video here online.