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Our Mission

'To be in Tune with Heaven and in Touch with Daily Life'

Our Vision, ‘to be in tune with heaven and in touch with daily life’, is ambitious, but at its heart is a desire to be:

  • ‘in tune with heaven’, through worship, prayer and service, and
  • ‘in touch with daily life’, so that the mission and ministry we undertake in Jesus’ name can make a real difference to the way in which people live their lives

We find our inspiration and our hope in the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ. This can be shared through the witness and activity of Gloucester Cathedral. Jesus shared our life so that those who encountered him were engaging not just with a special person but with God’s Son, the Word made flesh and for the disciples their crucified and risen Lord.

The response of the disciples both at their call and after the first Easter changed them - and the world. We derive this strategy from the historic dedication of ‘The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity and St Peter’.

If you would like to find out more about our mission and objectives you can download our five year vision & strategy:

Vision and Strategy for the 2019 – 2022 period

As 2018 draws to a close we are consulting on the refreshed Vision and Strategy for the next four period which will be our ‘reveal and sustain phase’. Staff, volunteers and stakeholders are being consulted over the priorities and underlying goals which will lead to publication of the new Vision and Strategy early in 2019 and a Business Plan for 2019 & 2020, published shortly after.

Strategic Priorities for 2019-2022, our reveal & sustain phase

  • Welcome all visitors as pilgrims, providing access for all and ensuring every visit has the potential to transform.
  • Re-shape the organisation to secure financial sustainability thus ensuring the Cathedral is open for generations to come.
  • Plan and deliver activities and development programmes that increase visitor engagement, spiritual well-being, Christian exploration, sustain fabric and grow income.
  • Use our assets and partnerships to make a positive contribution locally to homelessness, well-being, young peoples’ prospects and environmental sustainability.

Feedback against these priorities should be sent to Emily.shepherd@gloucesteracthedral.org.uk