Last updated 28th August 2018
The Parish Mission Support Department exists to serve the churches and communities of Blackburn Diocese. The range of work covered by the department is represented by the 'Five Marks of Mission'.
These five marks can be sumarised as Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform and Treasure.
To understand what it means to apply these to our churches, we are guided by the publication of the Church of England report Mission-Shaped Church. The report identifies five characteristics for a missionary church:-