CMD for clergy
A menu of study days and residential training events is offered for all stages of ministry. Some of these are shown in the Events Calendar on the right of this page.
Continuing Ministerial Education and training
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. Contact the Continuing Ministerial Development Officer for more information.
Funding for study and training
All serving clergy are eligible for an annual £100 CMD grant towards the cost of books, retreats, pilgrimages and study. Some money is also 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 Chuches Trust www.allchurches.co.uk and the Women's Continuing Ministerial Education Trust.
For details or to apply contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing Ministerial Development
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
- Facilitating and running peer mentoring groups, particularly for those in new posts
- 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 grants
Contact the Continuing Ministerial Development Officer for more information.
Development and training opportunities running for the academic year
CMD Programme January - July 2017 (pdf)
Working well - Ministry Team / PCC training
Would you like to develop the strength and functioning of your leadership team,whether that’s a Ministry team or PCC or combined group of church leaders?
Many teams in the diocese have found the Gilmore-Fraleigh profile a helpful tool.
It helps groups to explore in a safe space the strengths of our individual styles, and how we can bring out the best in one another, in our everyday encounters.
In the midst of busy church lives, when we are working hard to nurture growth in a variety of ways, attending to our team relationships can get pushed down the agenda – until we begin to ‘miss’ one another in communication or find ourselves feeling increasingly frustrated or misunderstood. This is normal! But a G-F profile session can help in :
- understanding and appreciating our different strengths and preferences
- exploring how we each respond in calm and stressful situations
- considering the potential pitfalls of our different styles
- being able to share with others what we need in order to flourish
- providing a common language for making the most of our team working together
- deepening relationships through greater understanding and appreciation of one another
It’s also quite fun! The session is available to your team, in your parish, on a Saturday morning or afternoon.
For more details and to book, please contact :
email@example.com or 01604 887070
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 Bishop's Office in early Autumn.
Every three years a week long conference is organised for licensed clergy and lay ministers in the diocese. The next conference will be held from 13 - 16 November 2017.
Wednesday 3 May 2017
Historic Churches Support Officer Open Surgery
Thursday 4 May 2017
Easy Access to Places of Worship
Wednesday 10 May 2017
C3 Foundation / Leadership Safeguarding Training and Development Module
Saturday 13 May 2017
Additional information for clergy, LLMs and parishes.