Bishop Alan Williams sm. has invited lay people within the Diocese of Brentwood to play an important role in shaping its future. Called ‘Stewards of the Gospel’, these volunteers are using their talents to work closely with clergy, parishes and schools as part of the diocesan planning process. Stewards have worked with local clergy and their parishes to assess the resources available in the parish and locally to maximise the opportunities for evangelisation and sacramental provision.
They are encouraging discussion and being an advocate for their fellow parishioners, communicating their ideas, thoughts and concerns to the Diocesan Strategic Planning Group through the director of Development (Steven Webb).