The Mission and Public Affairs Unit of the Diocese is responsible for the development of diocesan engagement on issues of mission, evangelism, global affairs and social responsibilities. It sets priorities for diocesan support in these areas and seeks to support the diocese, archdeaconries, deaneries and congregations in their work of mission and outreach, and promotes engagement and joint work in ecumenical partnership.
The mandate is based on the understanding of the mission of the Church based on the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion.
Areas of activity includes
Areas for possible future consideration
The unit will determine a work plan to address these areas.
Meetings and reporting
The full unit meets 2 – 3 times each year. It reports to the Diocesan Synod.
Membership and chairing
Members are elected by the Diocesan synod and serve for a 3 year term. Members have proven experience or expertise in the areas of activity. The following are ex officio:
The unit is chaired by the Reverend Canon Geoff Johnston
The unit is staffed by the Diocesan Secretary
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