Servant

Vicariate for Pastoral Development
Framework for Mission

The Servant Vicariate

Bishop David has created four vicariates as a framework for the mission of our diocese and in particular, for our diocesan curial agencies and departments to identify themselves as part of Christ’s Church across the counties of Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and the bit of Berkshire which is Slough.

The Servant Vicariate consists of all those areas of our diocese which support, model and assist with pastoral planning and synodality.

Who’s Who in the Servant Vicariate?

Episcopal Vicar: Rev Fr Francis Higgins

The Servant Vicariate is responsible for

The Diocesan Assembly

Pastoral Planning through local listening processes

Pastoral Councils including Pastoral Area Councils and the Diocesan Pastoral Council

The Called & Equipped Formation for Discipleship Programme

Involvement in the global Synod process

Developing a ministry for listening

 

“The way forward is to go back to the source, to do what we are called to do, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and strive to build the Kingdom of God in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and the bit of Berkshire which is Slough”

Bishop David Oakley, July 2021