Continuing Ministerial Development (Clergy)

ONLINE CMD PROGRAMME – September to December 2020

This programme is intended for Clergy, please do not invite others from your congregation.

Please click on this link for new virtual CMD Programme:
AUTUMN 2020 CMD Clergy 1a

Dear Colleague

I trust that you have been able to take some time off over the summer.
The last few months have been a time of opportunity but also a time of trial.
The future continues to look uncertain and it is hard to make plans.

I am pleased to send you the new CMD offering for the Autumn term.
Due to the changing situation we have decided that CMD will continue to be online by Zoom. We are also making plans one term at a time rather than for a whole year.

I would also like to draw your attention to a couple of key events.

First the Bishop’s Study day on November 12 to coincide with the launch of the Living in Love and Faith project. A further invitation will be sent to you in due course but please keep the date free.

Secondly, Bishop Robert would like all clergy and readers to attend an online Unconscious Bias training session. There are 16 dates/times to choose from but numbers are limited to 30 on each occasion. These sessions will help us to understand a range of bias not only related to ethnicity but also gender, sexuality, age, (dis)ability, education, accent etc.

I also attach the link to our website page for Sources of Grant Funding, which you may find useful.
A new brochure has been added to this page, which contains extensive links to grant-making sources and national charities, supporting clergy who are undertaking further study or at times of need.

As always, I encourage you to sit down, book some courses and put the dates in your diary.  Even though events are online, please let us know in good time if you are not able to attend an event. Our group sizes are limited and you may be preventing someone else having a place.

With my prayers and good wishes


Prebendary Philip Sourbut
Director of Mission & Ministry

Any problems with bookings, please contact Jenny or Cathy – email to be added to a waiting list.
Click here for a list of staff members and contact details.

Diocese of Exeter Clergy CMD Online Booking
Virtual CMD Programme during Covid-19 pandemic.

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