Continuing Ministerial Development

The majority of information on this page has been moved to St Peter's College website  - St Peter's is the diocesan learning community for mission and ministry.

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Training and Resourcing

CMD is Continuing Ministerial Development mainly for clergy and licensed lay ministers who have completed their first post after ordination or licensing. However, the events in the diocese are open to any who wish to come.

CMD is offered in the following ways:

  1. First Responsibility Training; No Longer a Curate! - a 2-year ongoing development process for new incumbents. Year 1 Taking up the new role, Year 2 Leadership Skills, Year 3 Incumbency Skills

  2. CMD Day Conferences - covering a range of themes under 3 headings 'Wider Wisdom, 'Ministry Matters' & 'Sharpening Skills'

  3. Induction Days at Church House for those ministers who have recently arrived in the Diocese.

  4. Yorkshire Regional Training Partnership (YTEP)CMD Group: Conferences for Supervising Incumbents, Area Deans and those changing posts after a first responsibility post.


CMD Grants of £225 per annum for clergy and stipendiary lay ministers towards the cost of an annual retreat and a CMD event provided beyond the Diocese.

Sabbatical grants of £825 for three months OR £400 for a shorter period of between a month and three months which include the annual CMD grant. The maximum number of grants is relative to the equivalent of 6 x £825 grants.

Four postgraduate study grants of £750 per year subject to Episcopal approval.

There are many options for learning grants on teh St Peter's College pages

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BA in Theology and Ministry

The programme is suitable for:

  • People who have completed the York St John Foundation Degree in Theology and Ministry (FDTM) and would like to top-up to an Honours Degree.
  • Ordained or lay ministers looking for a Continuing Ministerial Educational opportunity that will help them update their theological learning and apply it to their ministry.
  • Anglican clergy in the first three / four years after ordination who have attained a Level 2 award at the point of ordination and opt to study to gain Level 3.
  • Anyone who is interested in contemporary issues in Christian theology and ministry from both an academic and a practical point of view.

Visit York St John University for more information.