Faith into Action
Fostering communities of loving service
"It is one of the desired outcomes of Faith into Action that it will offer parishes and groups ‘ways to discern how God is calling them to grow in missionary discipleship and to take practical steps to respond together’. I commend it you. May this initiative bear much fruit in our diocese and in our greater outreach to others."
Rt Rev Patrick McKinney
Bishop of Nottingham
God is love, and he calls us to love, generously and joyfully. Here in the Diocese of Nottingham an opportunity is emerging to respond to that call afresh.
The catalyst is a grant from the national Caritas Social Action Network to stimulate charitable service across the diocese. It comes at a fertile moment, as Bishop Patrick is encouraging us to encounter Christ anew, grow as disciples and look outward in mission. It is matched by support from our own Justice and Peace Commission.
We’re calling the project Faith into Action. Let’s tell you how you can be part of it.
Online social action questionnaire
Our parishes are already engaged in a wealth of social action, often without shouting about it. It deserves to be valued and celebrated. Doing so will give us confidence to take our next steps in mission.
During Lent 2019 Bishop Patrick has invited parishes to do just that. Parishes are asked to undertake some shared reflection on meeting needs in the local community and wider world, and to complete a simple research questionnaire survey, by Palm Sunday, 14 April 2019.
Next steps for Faith into Action
Findings will be published for each Deanery in early Summer 2019.They will be used over the coming years to ensure all parishes have the support they need to develop new social action, mission and outreach into the future.If you would like a workshop in your Deanery to help you take the opportunities that emerge locally, get in touch.
You are at the heart of Faith into Action.It’s an invitation to the whole people of the Diocese of Nottingham, in parishes, chaplaincies, Catholic organisations and schools.There are many ways you can get involved: