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Continuing Ministerial Development

Every month the Winchester School of Mission newsletter advertises opportunities for forthcoming seminars and training to support those already in lay and ordained ministry. If you don't receive the newsletter, sign up with

Diocesan CMD Programme

The list of in-house CMD events planned for Autumn 2021 and Spring 2022 is below.  For more information or to book a place on any of the sessions contact Wendy Atkinson

Parish and Church Growth: The importance of the parish for church growth

Wednesday 20th October.  11:00am - 1pm

Venue:  Wolvesey

Open to all.  A conversation for clergy and laity looking at the vital role of the parish in church growth and discipleship in the light of the strategic development of the diocese. The aim of this session is to look at some of the theology behind parish and church growth ecclesiology and how we translate theology into practice through various models and tools.

Led by Revd Dr Mark Collinson and Revd Chris Hill.

A Church of Missionary Disciples Part 1 - A Day for All Licensed Clergy

Monday 22nd November.  10:00am - 3pm

Venue:   St Luke's Hedge End

This event is for all licensed clergy and attendance is by invitation only.  Martin Robinson author of The Place of the Parish – Imagining Mission in Our Neighbourhood (2020) will help us navigate a mixed ecology of church that affirms locality, place and parish alongside fresh expressions, rural and urban church growth.

Clergy Wellbeing Retreat Day

Tuesday 2nd December.  10:00am - 4pm

Venue:  To be confimed.

Another chance to access our previously oversubscribed wellbeing retreat for clergy. The day in Advent will include input on your own well-being, engaging with some tools on how to ‘MOT’ our lives in ministry, and the chance to simply be still, walk, relax, read or use creative materials.

Max 10 people Cost £15 per person

Led by Revd Chris Hill and Revd Marion de Quidt

Clergy Wellbeing: A Focus on Resilience and Stress

Jauary 2022 - More details to follow

A Church of Missionary Disciples Part 2

A day event for all licensed clergy, PTOs,  LLMs and those holding a commission under BCM and BPP

Thursday 17th February 2022 - 10:00 - 3pm

Venue:  TBC

How does discipleship lead to social transformation? A day bringing together all in commissioned, authorised and licensed ministry to discuss how we might better be a church of missionary disciples.

More details to follow.

The Offer of Rest- A led Quiet Day

Wednesday 30th March 2022.   10:00 - 13:00, with the invitation to say on and rest until 15:00

Venue:  Wolvesey

What does rest look like to you, and what does rest look like to you in the light of the sabbath command and the offer from Jesus?

This lent explore rest for offering as well as a command and consider what this often-countercultural Christian value of rest looks like to you, the church and to non-church communities.

Diversity, Otherness and Privilege

Tuesday 17th May 19:00 - 21:00

Venue:  TBC

How do you think and act when you experience difference?

This session will provide space to reflect on our attitudes to ‘diversity’, ‘otherness’ and ‘privilege’. It will provide space to think deeply and theologically about own approach and that of our church communities helping us to engage with God’s mission in the world today.

Clergy Training Grants

For a number of years the Diocese of Winchester has made grants available to all licensed ministers for retreats and relevant training courses. This grant scheme has recently been reviewed by the Bishop’s Staff Team. For those who have regularly claimed grants in the past, the only change from the previous policy is that training grants will be paid at the end of each quarter rather than immediately. For those who were unaware of the availability of these grants, we hope that this information will encourage you to take retreats and to pursue training that will enhance your ministry.

Transitions in Ministry

Each year the dioceses of Bath & Wells, Bristol, Guildford, Oxford, Portsmouth, Salisbury and Winchester, operating as part of the CMD group of the Regional Training Partnership, collaborate in arranging a number of consultations for clergy who are at significant key points in ministry. These consultations provide opportunities for participants to reflect with others at the same stages of ministry on the particular issues related to these stages: taking up first responsibility, moving to a new post, renaissance in ministry, becoming a training incumbent or an area/rural dean, and preparing for retirement.

Living in Love and Faith

Living in Love and Faith is a major resource for churches and individuals to engage with questions of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.