quinquennial goals 2010-14
In January 2011, the Archbishops’ Council and the House of Bishops submitted a report to the new Synod Challenges for the New Quinquennium (GS 1815). Building on the then Archbishop of Canterbury’s Presidential Address of November 2010 it said:
“In reflecting on the opportunities and challenges facing the Church of England the Standing Committee of the House of Bishops identified three themes which, taken together, would provide a robust framework for shaping the work of the next five years. They are:
- contributing as the national Church to the common good;
- facilitating the growth of the Church;
- re-imagining the Church’s ministry.”
The Council and the House set out in GS Misc 995 (June 2011) some more specific proposals for developing these themes and a year ago the Synod received a progress report (GS Misc 1025).
In June 2013 a further update was issued Challenges for the Quinquennium - Update GS 1895. In the foreward the Archbishops say:
"At this mid-point in the quinquennium the Council and the House of Bishops thought that the time had come to try and give a more rounded account of what has been achieved so far under each of these three important themes and of what still remains to be done.
This report comes with two important health warnings. First the ground that it covers is necessarily selective and illustrative. The take note debate that the Business Committee has agreed to schedule will provide an opportunity for Synod members to fill out the picture from their own experience.
Secondly, the Council and the House of Bishops want to follow up this take note debate with three further, more focused debates over the next twelve months on each of the three themes."