Diocese of Norwich Announcement-
As we are aware, the pastoral planning process has been ongoing in the Diocese of Norwich for several years. We began by clustering parishes, and then moved to yoking parishes. Currently, 65% of all the parishes of the Diocese are yoked, which means they are joined together under the leadership of one pastor.
As the diocese continues to deal with demographic shifts, and a decline in the number of priests available for parish ministry, it is clear that the continued yoking of parishes is neither a sufficient nor effective means of planning for the future.
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