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Information for clergy including training, finance, grants, counselling, sabbaticals and more. Includes information for clergy spouses.


Self-Supporting Ministers

We celebrate our Self-Supporting Ministers (SSMs) in all their many and varied roles and callings: they are a rich part of the diverse ways this diocese serves our people.

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Resources for Curates

A range of documents for curates and their training incumbents, including Initial Ministry Education (IME) Initial Ministry Education (IME) Phase 2Formation and Training IME2 Handbook 2023-24 (including IME2 Training Dates)

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Working with conflict

The diocese introduced a new mediation service from early 2021, with a team of trained volunteers acting as informal mediators in church-based disagreements.

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The role of the Registrar

Information about the Registrar’s duties regarding ordinations, collations and institutions, licensing, vacancies, clergy conduct, resignations and with overseas clergy.

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Clergy wellbeing

Resources for clergy wellbeing, including counselling provision and information about the Covenant for Clergy Care and Wellbeing.

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Clergy Discipline Measure

The Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 (‘CDM’), together with the Clergy Discipline Rules 2005 (as amended), sets out the processes for dealing efficiently and fairly with formal complaints of serious misconduct against members of the clergy.

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