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Here are some CMD events that are coming up in the Diocese in 2017

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. Email Edward for more details. 

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

  • 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 John's, Stratford, lasts from 10:00-14:00 (coffee from 09:30) and includes a sandwich lunch. Numbers are limited to 25 per workshop and the £65 cost can be paid using your CMD grant. It is offered free as part of the package of support for those new to an incumbency. This Workshop is followed by a Reflective Practice Group "taster" led by Jan Korris of St Luke's Healthcare for the Clergy. It is open to those attending the workshop and those who have attended previous ones.

Please reserve your place for either or both event 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.


For more information please contact Geoff Read
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