Joshua Centre

Multiplying Congregations

Is God preparing you to plant a new congregation?

The Joshua Centre is a partnership between the Diocese of Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral to support parishes in launching and growing new congregations. We’re working to see thirty new congregations launched by the end of 2022, reaching nine hundred new disciples of Jesus across our diocese. A Bigger Church making a Bigger Difference.

What’s new on the Joshua Centre website?

Since launching this site at the beginning of October we’ve added new content every week and will continue to do so. So far we’ve added Two animated videos to help explain what a congregation is and how to start a new congregation. Ten blog posts from a wide range of practitioners Five stories of new […]


Platform 2

St Hilda’s is not a big church, it’s not flashy and it doesn’t have a lot of resources but Platform 2 was started by a small group of extraordinary people who turned this vision into something that works and connects with people who weren’t previously engaging with church.

I am convinced that the royal road to church growth, across the whole diversity of our Church of England, is the multiplication of congregations within our neighbourhoods and networks.

Bishop Paul Bayes