The Diocese of Salisbury is committed to creating and sustaining an environment in which all ministers, lay and ordained, can flourish in their service of God and the building of the Kingdom.
The primary purpose of Continual Ministerial Development (CMD) is to support the ongoing formation of these leaders so that they may be inspired and equipped to confidently live out the good news of Jesus Christ. In doing so we are seeking to embed our diocesan priorities for growth: discipleship and evangelism, collaborative leadership and transforming communities all of which form part of our vision of renewing hope.
It is important to note that those holding office under Common Tenure (including those with freehold), are required to participate in CMD, as set out under Regulation 19 of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009. National guidelines recommend that full time ministers take personal responsibility for setting aside at least five days each year for CMD.
The diocese is currently partnering with Sarum College in developing its learning offer. The CMD provision includes:
As members of the South Central Regional Training Partnership we offer courses including
The Ministry Development Review is designed to provide an opportunity for clergy to reflect on their ministry every 18 months. This alternates between a peer review (conducted by a reviewer selected from the diocesan list) and a senior staff review (conducted by a Bishop or Archdeacon, or by arrangement by the Dean).
Through MDR, clergy are given the opportunity to:
All licensed clergy are expected to take an annual retreat. The form and pattern of retreats will vary but during a year, full-time clergy should set aside the best part of a week for this activity. This should not be considered as leave. Where appropriate associated costs should be claimed as part of parish expenses.
There will be a process of establishing a relationship with a spiritual director, who supports individuals with discerning how God is at work in the whole of life. Contact the Director of Mission, Ministry and Communications for details how spiritual accompaniment can be arranged.
EMDL Application Form/ EMDL Guidelines (For eligibility enquiries contact Sue Chandler (IME Resource Officer) on 07554 425971)
MDR Review Manual
Contact the Ministry Team
Parish Services Administrator Lead for Learning