Church of England Diocese of Guildford Dunsfold


6 Oct 2021, 7:15 a.m.
Our thanks to all those who supplied feedback in response to the online questionnaires circulated to Big Questions attendees and incumbents. This will be helpful as we reflect with the Archbishop’s team on how future visits to dioceses might be made as effective as possible.

The response to the Big Questions format developed by the diocese has been overwhelmingly positive, with 83% of participants according the events an overall satisfaction rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 (average 4.27) and 42% of those responding indicating that they brought one or more guests. Many said they were greatly influenced by Archbishop Justin’s candour, warmth and personal testimony and were either strengthened in their faith or motivated to explore faith for the first time.

When asked, participants also indicated that there were a number of ways in which any future events could be improved. These included having a longer Q&A session with the Archbishop, more local marketing to boost the number of non-Christians attending, serving refreshments to extend the time available for mingling, providing ways for those uncomfortable with using phones to submit questions and scheduling events further ahead to enable awareness and attendance to build.

Peter Harwood, Director of Mission
David Senior, Co-ordinator, Archbishop’s Visit