The Church of England’s calling is and always has been to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ afresh in each generation to the people of England.

The work to develop the new Vision and Strategy is underway but the foundations are already clear: The Church of England must adapt and put its trust in God to become a simpler, humbler, bolder Church that is Jesus Christ centred and Jesus Christ shaped.

A simpler Church, both in governance and structure and in the way we live and share the gospel

A humbler Church, recognising our failings and working with others to serve the common good

A bolder Church energised and enthused by the good news of what God has done in Jesus Christ and sharing that with everyone.

Our strategic priorities are:

To be a church that is younger and more diverse

To be a church where mixed ecology is the norm – where every person in England has access to an enriching and compelling community of faith by adding new churches and new forms of Church to our parishes, schools and chaplaincies

To become a church of missionary disciples where all God’s people are released to live the Christian life.

Read the commentary from the Archbishop of York that accompanies the report here.