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Capital Vision 2020

News St Martin – Talking Points

Sunday 16 June 2013

On June 6, 2,000 people from the Diocese of London gathered at St Paul’s Cathedral to launch Capital Vision 2020, the diocesan vision for the next seven years.

Capital Vision comprises three major themes, with 10 specific areas in which we, as part of the diocese, plan to be more purposeful and imaginative.

We will be more confident in speaking and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  To enable this we will by 2020:
Communicate the Gospel more effectively, using the opportunities offered by new media; Equip and commission 100,000 ambassadors representing Jesus Christ in daily life; Invest in leadership and increase the number of ordinands by 50%.

We will be more compassionate in serving communities with the love of God the Father.  To enable this we will by 2020:
Enable new initiatives to fight poverty, inequality and injustice in London and worldwide, including our joint venture with the Church Urban Fund; Open up our church buildings to the wider community; Strengthen links between schools and their local Christian community

We will be more creative in reaching new people and places with the Good News in the power of the Spirit.  To enable this we will by 2020:
Double the number of young people involved in local Christian community; Create or renew 100 worshipping communities; Engage more closely with sport and the creative arts; Each pray for at least seven people that we may share with them the story of our faith

This is a bold, holistic vision, which coincides in remarkable ways with the life and mission of St Martin’s.  I commend it to you.  For more details see

Revd Dr Sam Wells