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Continuing Ministerial Development

Christian Formation is a continual process that leads to the development of maturity and purpose in our lives as followers of Christ.


The diocese puts on regular programmes for ministers at different stages of ministry:

  • First incumbents
  • Supervision skills for those who supervise students in training
  • People changing post
  • Leadership
  • People in team ministries, especially Team Rectors
  • Clergy approaching retirement.

Each year the bishop invites all ministers to Diocesan Formation Days, run over a Sunday and Monday and/or Archdeaconry Formation Days. All stipendiary clergy are expected to attend these. The diocese runs a major conference for all clergy every three years.


Information on Sabbaticals is available in the Support for Clergy section.

CMD Grants

Information on CMD Grants is available in the Clergy Admin section.

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