The Priority Areas Committee is responsible for the support, development and coordination of the Church's work within its poorest 56 communities. Find out more about thier mandate, vision and priorities.
Many parts of the Church in Western Europe are in decline and nowhere is this decline sharper than in the poorest communities. In this area of work, the Priority Areas Committee supports a range of activities which are designed to help local Christians and congregations to share the Gospel in more appropriate and inspirational ways resulting in growth and deepening of faith.
Whilst there is a great deal of talk about 'the problem of poverty' the real problem is one of wealth and our inability to share justly. In this area of work, the Priority Areas Committee supports a range of initiatives which help people struggling against poverty to be heard and organise themselves. It also encourages the sharing of knowledge and resources between wealthy and poor parishes.
Although they are often small and fragile, churches in priority areas are often key groups in tackling the causes and symptoms on poverty. In this area of work, the Priority Areas Committee supports churches to be as effective as possible in making a difference in their local community.
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These resources have been developed by the Priority Areas Team to help those responsible for funerals, memorials and remembrance services, and to encourage them to revive old rituals as well as trying new, authentic, and meaningful rituals that help people, families and communities heal from loss and grief.