Interim Ministry Interim Ministry (IM) is used to support parishes to make a change. It is a model of ministry which is being increasingly explored by the Church of England, based on international models. IMs are strategic appointments to parishes to help a parish move through a process of re-thinking who they are, what they are about, and how they are going to go forward. Because we are still learning about this process in the Church of England, this site has been set up to offer a platform for sharing experience and reflections on Interim Ministry. Our initial offerings are from the Diocese of Chelmsford but we hope others will soon be able to contribute their own reflections and learnings. Interim Ministry – Stop Gap or Strategic Change? February 22-24 2017 High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddeston, Hertfordshire The Diocese of Chelmsford is sponsoring a national conference for Interim Ministers and senior staff involved in this area in the Church of England, to share current experience and explore the way forward in Interim Ministry, considering the theological background, current challenges and the need for training and resources for the future. This event is designed to support both practitioners and those working at a senior and strategic level by offering an opportunity to share perspectives, learn how interim roles operate in different contexts and reflect on effective ways of working in and deploying IM. Interim Ministry is an area of growing interest for many dioceses, following recent legislative changes which allowed for short-term appointments in parishes undergoing change. But is Interim Ministry about covering gaps in ministry or stimulating strategic change? What are the underlying challenges Interim Ministry is trying to address? And how can Interim Ministry be most effectively used? Speakers will include: Revd Angus Matheson, Partnership Development Secretary, The Church of Scotland. Mr Tony Evans, Institute for Interim Management (IIM) UK. Dr Jane Williams, Assistant Dean and Lecturer in Systematic Theology, St Mellitus College. The Ven Julian Hubbard, Director of Ministry, Church of England Archbishop’s Council. Download a booking form here. More information from Liz Watson at email@example.com. Tel: 01245 294455. Contact The contact for IM in the Diocese of Chelmsford is Revd Helen Gheorghiu Gould, Interim Minister, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile 07866 451744.