1. What and when will be the Diocese of York’s first bid to the Church Commissioners for project funding?
    We have committed to reaching those who are under-represented in church life across our diocese, including people in their 20s, 30s and 40s.

    Our approach will include new ministry posts deployed by the diocese, funding for new part time posts for which any parish can apply, and resources for all. A team headed by Archdeacon of the East Riding Andy Broom will make a first application for national funding in April. If successful, a second stage submission based on more detailed planning will follow by November.

    We plan to place up to 14 full-time Ministers in carefully chosen locations across the diocese and ensure that resources for reaching 20s – 40s and nurturing them as disciples are offered to every parish and deanery. Funding will also be available for 25 part time posts.

    We pray that existing congregations will be enriched, and new ones – some in different styles - will form.

    March 2018