Bishop’s Conference (ACBC) recognises the need to support Parish
Pastoral Councils through drawing attention to existing resources and
asking for the development of further resources to provide members and
potential members with appropriate resources that will enhance their spiritual
lives; grow their understanding of the church and our dynamic mission
in a swiftly-changing world; develop their natural and learned gifts of
leadership; and intensify their loving service of their communities. This
is the basic reason for the establishment of a Working Group. This website
is the first overt expression of the formation resources.
There are many resources already available to assist with formation.
Dioceses, Parishes, Deaneries and other groups and individuals have
developed some excellent materials as a response to their sense of the
importance of Parish Pastoral Councils and their need for formation.
The Diocesan resources are particularly affirmed as the primary resources
to which Parishes might turn.
This website attempts to achieve three ends – to provide new
resources where needed; to give direct access to useful formation materials;
and to draw together into an accessible single location references to
quality resources available throughout Australia.