Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD) and Training
Readers should take their continuing education and training very seriously. it is a vital part of our rootedness in the Gospel and our response to the living word.
Readers should try to keep a record of the CMD that they take part in each year.
To help you do this there is a record sheet which you can download in two formats: Word, so you can type into it, or .pdf, so that you can print it off and fill it in by hand. Please note that the Word version may change its formatting of your computer so you may need to change the fonts and realign it to make it look right.
There is a wide variety of courses available. On this page we list
- those which the Readers' Association has organised or helped to organise. Readers are not restricted to these courses, and must take responsibility for making sure that they experience a wide variety of educational opportunities
- other courses which have been brought to our attention which we feel that may be of particular interest to Readers
CMD funding - Pamela Richardson fund
CMD provided by the Readers' Association via St Peter's College is free to Readers.
St Peter's College Membership
For many helpful resources, courses and events that will enhance your continuing ministerial development, please activate your membership with St Peter's College, the diocesan learning community for mission and ministry.
Readers' Association CMD monthly sessions
There is a training event at Church House, Rotherham each month (except August) normally on the first Tuesday.
The evening will start at 7.00 and run to 9.15. Church House will be open from 6.15 so that Readers coming straight from work can have something to eat beforehand. Refreshments - sandwiches and fruit - will be provided.
The first part of the evening will be a study of the readings set in the lectionary for the Sunday following. This will give us some practice at exegesis and, for those who are preaching, provide valuable sermon preparation. The second part of the evening will be a talk on a topic of particular interest to Readers. If you cannot attend, you will be able to access notes (and a recording of the talk) from this web page.
Comments from Readers about the first series:
"A pleasant evening of fellowship..."
"A very helpful and inspiring evening" "A very constructive session.." "Really enjoyed the talk ...Informative and interesting."
"Affirming for those who prepare alone - refreshing to have other's thoughts."
Please book for each session that you wish to attend using the link provided. If Eventbrite defeats you, or you want to see if there is a chance of a very late place after booking has closed please contact the Warden direct.
Each Reader is expected to attend at least two of these sessions in the year in addition to other training/learning
Booking and Notes