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Alongside courses and events offered within the Diocese, clergy may look further afield for training. Grants are often available and a conversation with your Area Director of Training and Development will assist in identifying appropriate opportunities and resources. If you are a Licensed Lay Minister, training and development information specifically for your role is available here.

Clergy support and well-being is taken seriously in London Diocese, and there are possibilities to explore coaching, mentoring and consultancy as part of ongoing ministerial support. More information can be found here, and please also discuss this further with your Area Director of Training and Development (ADTD).

Post Ordination Training (POT) is delivered on an Area basis as part of a three-year curacy. It is designed for both stipendiary and self-supporting clergy and takes two forms. 1. A series of study days, seminars and conferences, sometimes on a diocesan basis, but mostly within the context of Area curates gathering together during their first three or four years of ministry. 2. An ongoing portfolio of work produced in conjunction with Training Incumbents and submitted to the Director of POT. Documents necessary to this process are:

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Continuing Ministerial Development: There is a mutual responsibility and expectation for on-going support, training and development between individual members of the clergy and the Diocese of London. All clergy are actively encouraged to undertake an annual programme to update their theological and associated studies as well as practical skills and develop their own areas of theological interest and expertise. More information, including guidance on applying for grants, is available here, and the Diocese’s CMD policy is here.

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All licensed clergy are expected to undertake regular Ministerial Development Reviews (MDR). Every three years they are due a 360 degree Extended Ministerial Review (EMR). Full details of these processes can be found here and will be overseen by your Area MDR Administrator.

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Your Area Director of Training and Development (ADTD) is always an excellent person to contact if you have questions and would like more information and resources. Please also spend time exploring the Ministry web pages as much of the information that you may need should be contained within.

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The Diocese provides a wide range of courses and events for continuing ministerial development for both ordained and lay ministers.Information on lay events is available here, and dates and booking via Eventbrite for clergy are available here.

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