Twice each year the dioceses of the Eastern Region (Chelmsford, Ely, Norwich, Peterborough, St Albans and St Edmundsbury and Ipswich) hold a residential conference for those who have been appointed to incumbency or priest in charge posts in the previous year.
In most dioceses this is part of a pattern of clergy Continuing Ministerial Development for those new to post.
The conference can be helpful for anyone in an incumbency role, including those transferring from a different diocese, but is mandatory for all taking up an incumbent's role for the first time. It aims to cover some of the practical information and knowledge required to lead a parish, in the context of seeing clergy as leaders in mission.
The conference is led by those with experience of continuing ministerial development and people with particular expertise from participating dioceses. It aims to give you a ‘toolkit’ of resources and information, which you can draw upon to find particular answers as and when you need them.
Further details are available from Ian Hilton
Watch Revd Tom Loh talk about his experience of a recent Incumbency Skills Course
The next Incumbency Skills Conferences will be held on 5th-7th February 2019 and 11th-13th June 2019 at High Leigh.
The course covers the topics below.
- Leadership for Mission
- Working with others
- PCC & Annual Meetings
- Help, I’m a Church lawyer!’
Watch Revd Ola Franklin talking about her experience of a recent Incumbency Skills Course