Vision and Mission
because of what we do,
inspired by the way of Jesus.
nurturing vibrant ministry in parishes and regions
- promoting healthy and sustainable ministry;
- reassigning physical, financial and people resources;
- enhancing community engagement and evangelism;
alleviating human need and addressing injustice
- listening carefully to the people we serve;
- delivering high-quality, person-centred, and cost-effective services;
- ensuring excellence in end-of-life care for older people through our aged care ministry and work;
- promoting reconciliation and inclusivity;
- enabling redress for those who have been harmed;
- engaging in advocacy for just social and economic policies.
investing in children and young people
- providing quality education and care through accessible and affordable Anglican schools;
- supporting early intervention strategies that enable children to have the best possible start in life;
- engaging in the delivery of Special Religious Education in public schools;
- encouraging parish-based children, youth and family ministries.
supporting clergy, staff and volunteers
- investing in the development of present and future clergy;
- strengthening recruitment and induction processes to attract and retain high quality people;
- enhancing training, review, mentoring, and career development opportunities;
- strengthening wellbeing initiatives.
participating in the world as global citizens
- creating a sustainable future by promoting awareness and action on environmental issues;
- participating in reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
- supporting Anglican Communion partners.
Our outcomes are shaped by placing the people we support and serve at the centre of our work
|Anglican Care within the income available to it enable|
* each older person supported by Anglican Care to maintain active lives, health, dignity and happiness.
* older people to receive excellent end of life care
* family and friends to have confidence in the safety and wellbeing of their aging relative/friend who is supported by Anglican Care
|Samaritans within the income available to it enable|
* people living with a disability to take charge of their lives and participate fully in their key environments
* children and young people to overcome challenges and experience the best start in life
* people experiencing crisis to get their lives back on track
* the voice of people accessing our services to be amplified so that their needs and aspirations are heard
* family and friends of people accessing our services to have confidence in their relatives/friends development, safety and wellbeing
|Anglican Schools within the income available to them enable|
* each student to be curious and self-confident learners, with a broad and deep knowledge base, and passion for learning
* each student to develop an age-appropriate values, belief and ethical system informed by the Anglican approach to Christianity
* each student to achieve their maximum personal, academic, sporting, creative and cultural potential
* parents and care givers to actively support the education and development of their child
* parents and care givers to have confidence in their child’s safety, wellbeing and educational development
|Parishes, operating in a fiscally responsible manner, enable people to|
* know and worship God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit
* receive spiritual and religious ministry
* grow in knowledge of God and Christian living
* serve their church and local community
* proclaim the Christian faith to others
*promote positive changes in society promoting social justice and equality
* engender a sense of environmental responsibility and action
Values and Practices
As a Diocese this will be expressed within our ethos and in accordance with these values and core practices
- Compassion – recognising, serving and supporting all who are suffering
- Integrity – promoting honesty and equity
- Justice – pursuing healthy communities and enabling the common good
- Faith – relating with God, and finding meaning and purpose
- Courage – engaging uncertainty and difficulty with dignity
- Wisdom – acquiring and applying knowledge and insight
- Excellence – meeting and exceeding community best-practice expectations.
- Inclusivity – respecting, valuing and celebrating the distinct gifts and contribution of each person irrespective of ability, gender, sexuality, race, age, or association with the church.
- Safety – assuring the people we support of their physical, psychological, social, spiritual and moral safety in our services and empowering them to make informed choice about the risks they will embrace.
- Spiritual and Pastoral Care – ensuring the availability of high quality spiritual and pastoral care, to the people we support, our clergy, staff and volunteers.
- Sustainability – ensuring the financial viability and profitability of our operations to ensure our long-term commitment and support to this region.