The Imagine Project

The Imagine Project was a Diocesan project which ran between 2008 and concluded in June 2011. The aims of and detail of the project can been found in the archival documents listed below. There were two key elements of the project. The first was to establish the roles of two Assistant Bishops as Missioner Bishops with specific portfolios. This aim has been achieved and the roles continue with minor adjustments made as a result of our learning during the period of the project. The second key element was to establish three local mission projects as fresh expressions of local ministry. These ministries provided a rich blend of effective local ministry and key learning opportunities for the diocese. The key outcome has been the establishment of a Diocesan Legislative framework to support this style of ministry. We sincerely thank our key partners in the Project, The Bush Church Aid Society and Anglicare Tasmania.

Key synod briefing papers ...
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Bishop John baptises a member of Claremont Parish (see the photo album on

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:21-22

A plan to enhance stewardship, establish experimental local Mission Projects and appoint Bishops.

The Imagine Project is an initiative responding to the Bishop’s challenge in ahealthychurch...transforminglife to promote mission in the Diocese of Tasmania.

The initiative will work with existing strategies and has three broad thrusts:

  1. bringing the authority and accountabilities of the office of bishop to build grass-roots mission
  2. appointing a Missioner Bishop with gifts in stewardship to both enhance mission and free the Diocesan Bishop for increased parish involvement
  3. directing resources in a focused way to experimental local mission projects which will be mainly financed by funding partners and supported by a Missioner Bishop