Reviving the Spiritual Heart of Wigan

The Transforming Wigan movement is a C of E sponsored initiative, 2015-21, to turn around the mission strength of the Church in Wigan and to transfer the learning and good practice to other parts of the Diocese of Liverpool.

In March 2015, the Revd Tim Montgomery was appointed as Director of Mission in Wigan to head up this initiative and to work with church leaders and their teams to accomplish the key strategic objectives outlined in the Project Document.

Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool says:

“Transforming Wigan is a ground-breaking project vital to the church and our diocese as we pursue our growth agenda. In Tim we have an excellent, experienced priest and leader who will provide clear strategic direction. There are many challenges ahead. If we are to find ways for be fit for mission and make a bigger difference in the community we need to find the things that work and not cling onto old models if they are clearly not working. Jesus has for us a transforming gospel and my prayer is that through Tim and the Transforming Wigan group we will find ways to reinvent and re-imagine church for the 21st Century. I, and colleagues in the national Church, will be following the progress with keen interest.”


TWM Executive Summary - PDF Document