Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Elstree and Borehamwood

Bolder, Simpler, Humbler

At the Church of England General Synod in November 2020, the Archbishop of York, Most Revd Stephen Cottrell, shared a vision. He shared a vision for the Church in three words: bolder, simpler, humbler. 

A Church centred on Jesus Christ, shaped by the love of Jesus Christ. 

He went on:

“If we can recall ourselves to the central vocation of being the followers of Jesus Christ, that is the highest doctrine of the Church: to be the men and women who have been so impacted by Christ that we formed these communities of faith.”

He continued: 

“I want the Church of England to be a Church for all people in all places. I don’t know how God will bless these ideas, or how you are going to respond to them, but they are simplicity, humility, and boldness. I offer them to you. This is the simple message I think God might be calling us to be. Things change and happen when we are rooted in Christ.”

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