About the Diocese of Sheffield

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St Peter’s College as the learning community for mission and ministry is a key part of the diocesan strategy for discipleship, mission and ministry.

“The Diocese of Sheffield is called to grow a sustainable network of Christ-like, lively and diverse Christian communities in every place which are effective in making disciples and in seeking to transform our society and God’s world.”

A few facts...

  • Covers Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Goole
  • 1.2 million people across South Yorkshire and adjoining areas
  • 176 parishes and 205 churches
  • 12 deaneries 2 archdeaconries
  • 39 primary schools and one secondary school

A vision for growth

The Diocese has a vision for significant growth in numbers of the following:

  • Disciples of Jesus brought about through mission
  • Clergy, both stipendiary and self-supporting ministers
  • Licensed and authorised ministry leaders
  • Informal lay leaders

All this alongside a growth and development of fresh expressions whilst still investing in ‘inherited’ church models to bring a ‘mixed economy’ church.  The Diocese is also investing time and resources in the process of parishes working together in mission partnerships. 

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Diocesan Strategy Documents


The history of learning in the DioceseSheffield Cathedral carvings

Whilst St Peter’s is a new venture, formation and learning in the Diocese is certainly not. Since it was formed in 1914, the Diocese of Sheffield has been training, equipping and supporting those involved in all forms of ministry. Our training has adapted over this time as the needs of the Church have changed. St Peter’s is the most recent response to these changing needs and will draw on new ways of learning and the plans for growth in our Diocese. 

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