What we do
Over the last decade the Diocese of Edinburgh has had an integrated and effective strategy for mission and ministry - this section provides an introduction to the groups that carry out our work.
Under its various conveners the Mission and Ministry Committee (the DMMC) has sought to place its concerns at the heart of Diocesan life. Both the Bishop and the Dean sit on the committee and this ensures that the decisions of other committees and the Standing Committee are seen through the lens of Mission and Ministry.
The Committee serves the diocese at all levels. It works with individual clergy and laity, it helps congregations to discern and to fulfil their vocation and it oversees diocesan initiatives. The committee meets at least six times a year, with an additional overnight meeting (usually at the Whitchester Christian Retreat Centre outside Hawick). This allows for coordinated planning and effective use of resources. The annual overnight meeting is an opportunity for the committee and invited other guests to discuss freely and in greater depth issues relevant to the mission, evangelism, outreach and ministry of the Diocese. It is at this meeting that the Five Year Plan for Mission and Ministry is assessed and updated.
The Committee aims to be pro-active and encourage good practice while at the same time maintaining a critical eye and watching brief over all the activities of the Diocese.
CCD journeys with congregations for a period of years helping them to review their mission and ministry strategies in light of the changing context in which they find themselves
Information on Diocesan Curacies and grants for Mission Development Projects
We encourage churches to explore their impact on the environment and to engage in environmental debate
Many congregations within the Diocese are involved in Ecumenical activity
Ideas to help you to start to think creatively about what God might want for your church
Edinburgh is home to people of many faiths and through interfaith networks and the Festival of Spirituality and Peace we aim to learn from each other and celebrate our diversity
We keep the Diocese in touch with the worldwide church and offer hospitality to international visitors
A group which explore ideas for new liturgy
Ministry takes many forms and we have lots of ways of supporting both lay and ordained ministries
Help is available to churches looking to review stewardship within their congregations
The Diocesan Youth and Children's Officer is a central point of contact for all churches in their work with young people, organising training for leaders and clergy, events for young people and ecumenical activities