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Continuing Ministerial Development

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Diocesan CMD Programme

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

Bishops' Learning Day

A Church of Missionary Disciples – Past and Future of the English Parish

Tuesday 24th May 2022 10:00 – 15:00

Venue: Romsey Abbey

Bishop Andrew Rumsey will lead this CMD day which follows on from and extends the conversation begun at the Bishops’ previous day with Martin Robinson in November on a Church of Missionary Disciples.  

Bishop Rumsey is Bishop of Ramsbury and lives in Salisbury Diocese.He is the author of the 2010 Mowbray lent book, Strangely Warmed and two books about the Anglican parish tradition.

‘Parish – An Anglican Theology of Place’ and his latest book, ‘English Grounds – A Personal Journey’

Bishop Andrew explaining his most recent book, says he looks into:

‘Christian heritage and the way in which the Church has shaped the nation’s story for good and ill over many centuries.’He is hopeful that the Christian narrative can ‘help us to tell a more hopeful story about England’s future’.

This event is open to Clergy and to Licensed Lay Ministers.  Lunch will be provided.

Restoration and Renewal Days 

Saturday 7th May.  10am - 4pm

Venue:  All Saints Church Winchester.


Wednesday 8th June 10am - 4pm

Venue. St Mark's Ampfield

Open to all licensed clergy. The aim of the day is to facilitate our journey towards healing and wholeness in the Diocese. The days are particularly appropriate for those who have experienced pain or hurt over recent years but are open to all licensed clergy who may wish to attend. We gather as individuals, with different experiences, pain and emotions, and also as a compassionate community with the desire to hold space for each other, to pray for each other and lift all before God. We also hope to identify where there might be future opportunities for us to continue to grow together as a Diocese.

Led by Bishop Richard Frith, Revd Mike Griffiths and Revd Vanessa Lawrence.  Lunch is provided.

Comms 101 - A practical workshop on digital communication for clergy.

Thursday 23rd June 2022.   10:30 - 13:00

Venue:  Wolvesey, Winchester

Jessica Littlewood offers a practical workshop on digital communication for clergy.  Content can be tailored to the needs of participants. Participants will need to bring their own laptop.  Places limited to enable more individual support.

Diversity, Otherness and Privilege

Tuesday 5th July 19:00 - 21:00

Venue:  Wolvesey, Winchester

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.

Meet the School of Mission Team

Venue: Wolvesey, Winchester

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Clergy new in post and clergy new to the diocese are warmly invited to meet the School of Mission team to find out who we are, what we do and how we support you.  There will be cake!

Dates available: Tuesday 10th May, Tuesday 14th June, Tuesday 12th July

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.