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Diocesan Synod Conference 2016

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Diocesan Synod Conference 2016

Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 October

Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire

Post Conference Resources

Growing into the fullness of Christ

Conference-2016-logov3“until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ”
Ephesians 4:13

The 2016 Diocesan Synod Conference brought together 200 people from across the Diocese to discern the next phase of our Diocesan Mission Strategy. Over four days we worked to agree how we build upon the foundations of our four Strategic Priorities:

  • We grow authentic disciples
  • We re-imagine the Church
  • We are agents of social transformation
  • We belong together in Christ

Daily summaries:

Catch up on all the action from each day of the Conference by reading a summary of the day’s events and Bishop Graham’s keynote address:

  1. Day One – Alison Coulter
  2. Day Two – Rev Andrew Micklefield
  3. Day Three – Bishop David
  4. Day Four – Bishop Tim

Get involved:

There are lots of ways to follow all that happened at the Conference:

  • Join the conversation on social media using #winchestermission. Let us know your thoughts and prayers for the Conference, and follow what others have been saying.
  • Subscribe to the Diocese of Winchester’s podcast channel, here. Each of the keynote speeches from the conference is available to download from here. To subscribe to the Diocesan podcast channel you will need to download iTunes (which you can do here) or, if you would prefer, you can stream each talk directly from here.
  • To view all the pictures from Diocesan Synod Conference 2016, take a look at the photo album online here.

The Winchester Diocesan Synod Conference Wordle:

Everyone who attended the Diocesan Synod Conference 2016 was asked to think of one word that summed up their conference experience. These are reflected in the Conference Wordle:

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The Right Reverend Graham Cray, currently Assistant Bishop, and the Advocate for Pioneer Ministry and Fresh Expressions of Church in the Diocese of York, was the keynote speaker at the Diocesan Synod Conference 2016.

Bishop Graham gave a keynote adress on each of the four strategic priorities over the course of the Conference.

  • We Grow Authentic Disciples: Read a summary of Bishop Graham’s address here, you can also download his presentation, listen again, or read the full adress here.
  • We Re-Imagine the Church: Read a summary of Bishop Graham’s address here, you can also download his presentation, listen again, or read the full adress here.
  • We Are Agents of Social Transformation: Read a summary of Bishop Graham’s address here, you can also download his presentation, listen again, or read the full adress here.
  • We Belong Together in Christ: Read a summary of Bishop Graham’s address here, you can also download his presentation, listen again, or read the full adress here.

In advance of this year’s Diocesan Synod Conference, Bishop Cray also spoke to the Diocesan Synod in March about how to live the Mission of Jesus.

  • Download Bishop Cray’s Open Synod Address here, and his presentation here.

The Diocesan Synod Conference 2016 also heard from:

Rachel Jordan-Wolf, the National Mission and Evangelism Adviser for the Church of England, and Roy Crowne, Executive Director of HOPE, spoke about Strategic Priority One, We Grow Authentic Disciples. Read a summary of their talk here, download their presentation here or listen again to it.

Michael Volland, the Director of Context-based Learning at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, discussed Strategic Priority Two, We Re-imagine the Church. Read a summary of his talk here, download his presentation here or listen again.

Jonny Baker leads the Church Mission Society pioneer mission training where he is also director of mission education. He discussed Strategic Priority Three, We Are Agents of Social Transformation, read a summary of his talk here, or listen again.

John Preston is the Church of England’s National Stewardship and Resources Officer and spoke about Strategic Priority Four, We Belong Together in Christ. Read a summary of his talk here, and download presentation here, or listen again.

To listen again to all of the talks given at Conference, subscribe to the Diocese of Winchester’s podcast channel, here. To subscribe to the Diocesan podcast channel you will need to download iTunes (which you can do here) or, if you would prefer, you can stream each talk directly from here.


Conference prayer

Glorious God,
you have taken hold of us
and made us your own.
In the power of your Spirit
give us grace to press on in your purposes,
loving one another,
learning together
and living the mission of
him who calls us onwards,
Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen