Mission Partnerships Development Worker Project

The Diocese of Sheffield is pleased to announce a new 6 year project supported by the Church Commissioners’ Strategic Development Fund

What does the project involve?

Over the next six years we will be providing up to 15 of the Mission Partnerships in the less affluent areas of the Diocese with paid Development Workers who will support the Mission Partnerships by:

  • Supporting the development of lay leadership and involvement;
  • Providing an administrative framework for activities and programmes;
  • Developing specific projects, teams and areas of work; and
  • Developing the use of parish buildings and resources for the benefit of church and community and as a means of increasing future financial viability

The ultimate purpose of providing these new posts will be to:

  • Enable the time and energy of the clergy to be released for mission activity
  • Build the volunteer lay ministry capacity of parishes in the Mission Partnership

Key Dates

The key dates for the project will be:

Dec 2014                                 Information Pack available

Mar 2015                                 First development workers appointed

May 2015 – Dec 2016             Development workers appointed (in up to 5 tranches)

Oct 2020                                 Funded project ends

Information Pack

You can use the link below to download the "Information for Mission Partnerships" document which is full of important and useful information.
Information Pack


For more information contact:

Graham Millar

95-99 Effingham Street, Rotherham  S65 1BL


01709 309143