We are a Mission-shaped diocese - a network of Christian communities and congregations serving Anglicans and other English-speaking Christians across an enormous geographical area.
We minister in a myriad of situations, in most of which the Church of England has scarcely been heard of, questions of establishment scarcely arise, civic links may take a very different form, and denominational identity is often much less important than the language of worship. We too are facing questions of identity, organisation and maintenance; but we do so in a very different context from that of the other 41 Dioceses in the Church of England.
The Diocese in Europe is made up of churches and congregations spread across forty-two countries on three continents, and covering one sixth of the earth’s land surface. And yet, this is a Diocese of the Church of England.
Services are held more or less frequently at over 280 places (listed in the Diocesan Directory). The people of the Diocese are served by around 170 clergy and over 100 readers. Vocations are strong in the Diocese, but most of our clergy and many of our readers come into the Diocese from other parts of the Church of England or the Anglican Communion.
The Bishop, the Suffragan Bishop, the Suffragan Bishop's Chaplain and Personal Assistant, the Director of Training, and the Diocesan Director of Ordinands form the Ministry Team, which co-ordinates and supports all who carry major responsibilities at the diocesan level.View
The Diocesan youth section is responsible for the development and support of youth ministry across the church. It is our prayer that, as a body of believers, we will see young people being built up to serve God’s kingdom in Europe and beyond.View
We affirm the Fifth Mark of Mission (‘to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life on earth’) as a central part of our life, work and mission.
We do this at diocesan and local chaplaincy level and seek to encourage thought, prayer and action to have a responsible attitude to our world and all that is in itView
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.View
The Friends are people who support the Diocese in Europe and share in its life and work - by their interest; by their prayers and by their gifts. The proceeds are used to support a wide range of diocesan projects for which funds are short or are not available from other sources.View
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