St Bartholomew’s, Burnley, and St Stephen’s, Richmond, entered into a Parishes Co-operative Agreement on 31 March 2019. The purpose of the agreement is as follows:
- to create a ministry team that will enable a co-ordination of ministry in Richmond
- to work towards each parish unit establishing a lay and ordained ministry
- to enable the parishes to work collaboratively on intentional ministry and evangelism within Richmond
- to collaborate in the sharing of resources for the administrative tasks of each parish.
The primary goals that this shared motivation serves are to deepen and extend connections between the parishes and people in Richmond and other associated with the area, and to consolidate and extend good works undertaken in Christ’s name.