Clergy wellbeing

The call to “love your neighbour as yourself” implies that we take care of ourselves. Why? Because as God says to us

‘I have called you by name, you are mine. Because you are precious in my sight and honoured and I love you.’   Isaiah 43:1,4

Bishop John says:

"To honour God’s call in our lives, we need to ensure, as far as is humanly possible, that we are healthy in body, mind and spirit. If we are to be and to remain resourced and energized for ministry, it is essential to make time for study, rest and recreation. The most important vocation is to be and to become the one God has called us to be.

‘Keeping watch over ourselves’ (Acts 20:28) and ‘paying close attention to ourselves’ (1 Timothy 4:16) includes every aspect of ourselves - spiritual, physical, mental, emotional etc. It is how we keep ourselves fit for the Lord’s service."

Support from Area Deans
Information on support for clergy available from Area Deans.
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Deanery chapters
Support available from deanery chapters
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Support of the Bishop's core staff team
Information on the support available to clergy from the Bishop's core staff team.
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Financial hardship support
Information available to clergy in financial hardship
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Financial support for health checks
Information on health check services offered to clergy
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Clergy retreats
Information on retreats, and grants for clergy retreats
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Information about clergy sabbaticals
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Looking after yourself
Support and guidance for clergy
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Information on mentoring available for clergy and lay leaders
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Ministerial development review
Information about ministerial development review
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