Our Vision

Together, sharing in Christ

Together, growing our communities.

Our life as a collection of ten rural Church of England parishes (communities and churches) is defined by this shared vision. Discerned through prayer we are confident this is how God is calling us to live in an area known locally as ‘By Brook’

We are committed disciples eager to learn from Jesus and share his love with others.

Our way of life calls us to love our neighbour – both at home and abroad. Locally, we serve in many ways to help grow and build community.

Because we know that we are loved by God.

First and foremost Christ’s church is one of disciples: followers and worshippers.  In our role as His disciples we are part of God’s tapestry and of God’s plan for our communities.

Woven to His tapestry the golden thread that binds us is His vision for Bybrook:

Together sharing in Christ, together growing our communities.

It is key therefore that our own discipleship and that of the communities of which are a part continues to grow and to deepen.

Isaiah 52:7 ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation.’  The gospel is good news and here that good news is brought back His people by messengers, long awaited and watched for.

When Paul writes to the early church in Ephesus (Ephesians 6:10-18) he uses the imagery of a Roman soldier, clothed and replaces the uniform with an armour of God, and ‘with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace’ (Eph 6: 15 NIV).

Whether we are watching for God’s good news being delivered and shared amongst us or whether we are readying ourselves to share the gospel with others the heart and strength of that core is our own place with Christ and our life as disciples.

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As part of Bristol Diocese, it forms part of their larger vision and priorities

The Anglican Communion (worldwide church), to which the Church of England belongs holds to the five marks of mission:

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
  • To respond to human need by loving service
  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.