Focus Areas: Trust & Culture

When we say “we believe…” we are saying “we trust…”: in God, in God’s promises, in God’s

For the implementation of this plan to be successful we must work as a team, with the involvement and input of our partners, to lead our Diocese into the future. Across our Anglican community, we are committed to fostering a positive culture that is respectful and inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences and that enables all individuals to contribute, recognizing the gifts and knowledge they bring. We know there are a lot of good things happening across our community, and as we develop and define our culture we will continue to share, celebrate and learn from each other.

I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.
John 15:15

Together, we will build a collaborative and trusting culture by:

  • Promoting mutually beneficial collaboration based on shared Values and Vision.
  • Strengthening respectful relationships and communication across the entire Diocese, including the Synod Office and local parishes, and with our community partners.
  • Developing guiding principles for the way we interact and communicate with each other.
  • Nurturing culturally inclusive leadership, behaviours and attitudes across the Diocese.

We will achieve this by:

  • Continually evolving our culture to one that is positive, collaborative and adaptive to change and that reinforces our Vision and Values.
  • Building positive, respectful and transparent communication across this Diocese.
  • Developing working relationships to facilitate an integrated team-based operating model between Synod Office and parishes.

Working Group

  • The Rev. Ian LaFleur (Chair)
  • The Rev. Greg Carpenter
  • The Rev. Canon Stephen Fields
  • Susan Graham Walker, ODT
  • Andre Lyn
  • Staff: Rob Saffrey, Canon Stuart Mann