Council for Mission

The Diocesan Councils for Mission follow the principles laid out by the Church of Ireland:

  • To stimulate within the Church of Ireland a sense of the priority and urgency of mission;
  • To advocate the equality and complementary nature of mission at home and throughout the world;
  • To maintain close relationships with other bodies concerned with mission and in particular with mission and overseas development agencies;
  • To promote effective models of mission and evangelism;
  • To encourage programmes of renewal;
  • To initiate and encourage enterprises which will further the mission of the Church;
  • To foster interest in members of the Church of Ireland serving in other parts of the world;
  • To facilitate mission interchange visits to and from Ireland; and
  • To encourage reflection on the theology of mission.


The Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission are:

The mission of the Church is the mission of Christ

  1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom.
  2. To teach, baptise and nurture new believers.
  3. To respond to human need by loving service.
  4. To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation.
  5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, sustain and renew the life of the earth.