"God so loved the world" - this means the whole created order and all humankind.
The Church is called in service to communities as the embodiment of the mission of God to the world. Christians bring our passion to the world, not just to churches, working to make the world and local communities more accepting and healthier places, in accordance with God's love. This was the world that Jesus entered, and Christians are called to be engaged in it.
What we do
We provide resources, information, advice and advocacy to the Diocese of Guildford's deaneries and parishes, in order to:
- Assist parishes to engage effectively with their local communities
- Access accurate and relevant information for partnerships
- Better understand some of the things that unjustly marginalise people locally
- Offer training so that thinking is informed and actions reflect our values
- Access resources, including funding and practical support where possible
- Ensure responses are well managed and sustainable
- Work to ensure churches are kept up-to-date and everyone is informed of what churches do
For a brief overview of our services and the contact for each one, see the documents on the left and the who's who list below.
We are always happy to receive enquiries about our work and how you can become involved.
Communities Engagement Team
Diocesan House, Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3XG
Tel: 01483 790324