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Here are some CMD events that are coming up in the Diocese in 2016

Leadership Seminar with David Odom

Friday 18 November 2016

David’s name may not be known to you but he heads up the Leadership Education work at Duke Divinity School. They offer a first-class range of resources and programmes concerning congregational leadership and ministerial well-being. Their Faith and Leadership website offers some of the best and most interesting on-line material about Christian Leadership.

David is making his first visit to the UK to speak at a national leadership practitioners’ conference and we are fortunate to have him with us in Chelmsford for a day. If you want to find out more about him and read some of his articles, click here

Dean of Mission and Ministry, Canon Roger Matthews writes: “I had the opportunity to meet Dave last year and hear him teach. He has a remarkable depth of wisdom and experience and so I am delighted he can come to Chelmsford. This really is an opportunity not to be missed.”

The day is open to all licensed ministers. We will be in the Chapter House and more information will be available after the summer. As numbers are limited, you should register now with Sue Denham.There will be a cost of £25 for the day which will include a buffet lunch – this can be taken from your personal CMD grants if you wish.

Reading and study days with the Canon Theologian

All licensed ministers in the Diocese are invited to set aside a day for reading, study, and theological conversation over lunch with Edward Carter. Click here for further details and dates in 2016

Building Resilience workshops in partnership with St Luke's Healthcare for the Clergy

“Resilience” – the learned capacity to understand and respond intentionally and positively to stress

  • Thursday 22nd September 2016
  • Thursday 6th April 2017
  • Tuesday 12th September 2017 

This one-day workshop is offered with the support of St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy. It is led by a clinical psychiatrist and has a focus on prevention, enabling clergy to understand and identify negative stress in any ministry context or level of seniority, and to develop individual attitudes and strategies to cultivate personal resilience.Before the workshop participants will be contacted by the trainer to complete a short, on-line psychometric test and you will go away with a 21 day action plan.

The workshop is held at St Cedd’s Hall in the Cathedral Chapter House in Chelmsford, lasts from 10:00-15:00 (coffee from 09:30) and includes a sandwich lunch. Numbers are limited to 20 per workshop and the £65 cost can be paid using your CMD grant.

Please reserve your place by contacting Sue Denham

Brushing up clergy events

After curacy and first incumbency, there are few opportunities for clergy to brush up on core skills and new knowledge in regard to key areas of ministry. To address this, the CMD team are offering a series of “Brushing up on..” workshops with input from experienced practitioners.

Each workshop is limited to 12 people and offers a review of basics, new developments, and then addresses issues flagged up ahead of time by participants. Workshops last from 10:00-12:30 followed by a sandwich lunch and cost £20, which can be funded from your annual CMD grant.

Brushing up on Church Law

Led by David Parrot, author of "Your Church and the Law", educational adviser to the Ecclesiastical Law Society, Vicar of St Thomas Jewry, London 

This will be a larger and longer Brushing Up event open to all licensed ministers, Wardens, Church Administrators and anyone else whose ministry requires a basic working knowledge of church law

Tuesday 4th October at St John's, Stratford. To book your place contact Sue Denham

For more information please contact Geoff Read
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