Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

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 Jill Mowbray

Watch Revd Tom Loh talk about his experience of a recent Incumbency Skills Course



The next Incumbency Skills Conferences will be held on 30th January-1st February 2018 and 19th-21st June 2018 at High Leigh. 

Click here to download a booking form, then email your form to Sue Denham.

The course covers the topics below.

  • Leadership for Mission
  • Working with others
  • PCC & Annual Meetings
  • Help, I’m a Church lawyer!’
  • Faculties
  • Finance
  • Worship

Click here to download the 2017 Resources list

Watch Revd Ola Franklin talking about her experience of a recent Incumbency Skills Course


For more information please contact Jill Mowbray
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