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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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