AVON STOUR PASTORAL AREA
Discipleship & Evangelisation
Richard Martin, pictured above and already a member of the community in Christchurch, was appointed to the part time position of Director of Lay Formation in October 2015.
In October 2018 his title was changed to 'Discipleship & Evangelisation Co-ordinator' to reflect the changes in his role.
This is in line with the urging of all our recent Popes (John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis) that the Church return to its missionary roots, the mission received from Jesus:
“Go therefore and make disciples…”. The mission shared by all of us who are baptised.
Richard is playing an active and pivotal role in supporting the Pastoral Area parishes to do exactly that.