The Church of England is to invest billions of pounds in the next few years as part of a nine-year plan to scale up ministry and mission activity.
£1.2bn has been earmarked for the initial phase from 2023 to 2025, with a total of £3.6bn to be invested by 2031.
Investment will be focused on frontline ministry and the growth of new worshipping communities, with specific areas of concentration being the Church of England’s 2030 zero carbon target, and initiatives aimed at young people, including schools and education.
Speaking to reporters, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said that the funding would support the Church’s aim of doubling the number of children and young disciples by 2030, and “aid the parish system in doing what the Church does at its best: making the love of God known to every person”.
He called it a “historic moment” for the Church of England.
“This is a bold investment in the service of God, to proclaim Jesus Christ, to serve every single person in England,” he said.
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Source: Christian Today