At our last Deanery Synod meeting we were presented with some facts which were lies. The Diocesan Office told us that they had made redundancies and now only had the equivalent of 24 full time employees, which I questioned and was cut short. A few weeks later at Diocesan Synod they announced that they actually employed 48, which equated to 39.6 fte, of which 32 worked on our Diocese, but no explanations given. They continue to employ staff, yet clergy posts are frozen.
How can we bring this Diocesan Office empire down as they generate no income, and have no contact with the public, so that we can get more clergy into communities and try and win people back to us?
– Peter Robinson, PCC