Clergy training

Training within the Diocese of Bath and Wells is designed to develop and provide integrated learning opportunities using a variety of day, residential and longer learning programmes for churches, clergy, Readers and lay leaders. The Training team are also concerned with developing learning communities around the diocese where lay and ordained can learn together, such as the Archdeaconry Days. Our annual Clergy Day is an opportunity for clergy to come together with our Bishops for a day of worship, sharing and engagement.

Current training events can be found on the Equipping for Ministry programme pages. Most Equipping for Ministry events are open to all clergy, Readers and lay leaders. However, there are some days with a specific target audience. Look out for the labels in the brochure and on the online events calendar, which will indicate any specific audience.

We also provide specialist training through other teams in Diocesan Support Services and you can find links to those courses on the Events and Training page.

External training opportunities

For a contribution in funding to an external training course for Continuing Ministerial Development, please read the External CMD Policy linked below prior to applying.

Further study

Clergy are always welcome to contact the Ministry Development team to enquire about doing further study.

Who to contact

Any queries can be directed to Sophie Moore, Resources and Programme Support.


Equipping for Ministry programme February 2024

External CMD policy

External CMD application form 2020

Further study guidance

Further study application form

Equipping for Ministry

The Equipping for Ministry programme of events for the current academic year has been designed to enable clergy, Readers and lay leaders to develop their gifts and talents in the service of God.

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