The Diocese of Brentwood has published its Vision for the future renewal and restructuring of the diocese in Essex and East London. The document, entitled Vision Document: Shaping Our Future, has been published and distributed to parishes. It is the fruit of much work and consultation in the diocese about renewal and restructuring through the Stewards of the Gospel process.
The plan aims to maximise the opportunities for evangelisation, sacramental provision and putting faith into action through charitable works across the diocese, given the resources available in decades to come. To this end, parishes have been grouped into 21 Parish Partnerships and are being encouraged to work together to plan a shared future.