Leading by Example: Creating a Shared Leadership Team in your Parish

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Throughout Stage Three of Hope in the Future, parishes across the diocese have been uniting as they work together in responding to the call to establish a Shared Leadership Team.

In April 2019, Bishop John wrote to parish priests and Hope in the Future teams asking each parish to establish and Shared Leadership Team.  A Guide to Setting up a Parish Shared Leadership Team was produced which put forward four models which have previously worked well in a variety of contexts.

The guide included information about Parish Finance Committees, a commissioning service for parish teams, a parishioner survey and further information about available support.

Recently two videos which place a spotlight on two different parishes models of Shared Leadership have been produced for other parishes in our diocese to use as inspiration.

The first video focuses on St Cuthbert’s in Bolton.  They used the guide to implement a Parish Advisory and Coordination Team model and now work with their parish priest, Fr Chris Gorton, to ensure the smooth running of their parish community.

The second video illustrates how the Parish Leadership Team has worked in Holy Trinity, Worsley, following amalgamations.

You may also find the following video of the Divine Renovation Shared Leadership Team model useful in setting up a Shared Leadership Team in your parish. You can watch that video by clicking here.

If you require more information on how to run a planning and vision session or to enquire about a facilitator please email hope@dioceseofsalford.org.uk.

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