“It’s true that there continues to be an overall decline across our diocese both in thenumbers of active clergy and parishioners; we do need to regroup so as to deployour limited resources more carefully. However there continues to be an overalldecline across our diocese both in the numbers of active clergy and parishionersThat’s why the Vicars General, Canon Eddy Jarosz and Canon Joe Wheat, and the Curia, represented by David Lawes and Canon Paul Chipchase, all spoke in termsof regrouping for mission and of practical support for mission…. Please do..(have)…meetings of your parishioners so that they can all have the opportunity to hear and respond to the proposals. I deeply appreciate that this reorganisation is challenging, but it is necessary. We cannot simply continue as we are. The nettle must now be grasped.”

The Bishop of Nottingham, Patrick McKinney.

…so that they may be one as we are one. John 17:11 …that all of them may be one, Father… John 17:21 …that they may be one as we are one… John 17:22 May they be brought to complete unity… John 17:23


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