Continuing Ministerial Development

Training for Clergy and Lay Ministers

A menu of study days and residential training events is offered for all stages of ministry. 

Continuing Ministerial Education and Training for Clergy

We work with the partners in our Regional Training Partnership (RTP) and other colleagues and offer a variety of courses, for example:

  • Incumbency skills

  • New posts

  • Leading into emotional maturity

  • Managing change

  • Theological reflection in ministry   

  • Preparing for retirement

  • Rural deans  

We also offer stand alone training courses throughout the year according to need and requests.

Funding for study and training

Some money is  available to support clergy wishing to pursue further study, with priority given to curates completing a first degree in theology started during pre-ordination training. Study grants are also offered by the All Churches Trust and the Women's Continuing Ministerial Education Trust. All applications for diocesan funding must be received by 1 April for grants during that academic year, and receipts must be presented by 15 December in order for the funds to be provided.

For details or to apply contact Chrys Tremththanmor

Continuing Ministerial Development for Clergy

We work with clergy to help support them in their professional and personal development. That includes:

  • Following up on development needs that arise from the Ministerial Development Review process

  • Working with groups/individuals as appropriate to help them address personal and or ministry issues

  • Administering the sabbatical scheme, CMD grants, and applications for further education grant 

For details or to apply contact Chrys Tremththanmor

Bishop's clergy days

Bishop Donald invites all licensed clergy to an annual teaching and discussion day, usually in November. Invitations are sent out from the Bishops' Office in early Autumn.

Ministers' Conference

Every three years a week long conference is organised for licensed clergy and lay ministers in the diocese. The next conference will be held in 2022.