In 2010 Bishop Treanor
initiated the start of the 'Living Church'
journey with the council of priests as together they
began to explore the vision and way forward for the
Diocese. From the outset of the process it was
recognised that there was a need to listen and Fr Alan
McGuckian was engaged in creating a listening forum for
the Priests of the Diocese and from this came the
resounding message to listen to religious & laity.
The commitment of the Diocese to the 'Living Church'
is confirmed by the establishment of the 'Living
Church' office who are charged with implementing the
recommendations of the 'Living Church' report
and preparing a 5 year Diocesan Pastoral Plan which
will be presented at the Diocesan Congress in 2013.