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Director of Ongoing Ministerial Development
Your training as a reader does not stop on the day that you are licenced. It is important that all readers continue to learn and develop in their skills. Ongoing Ministerial Development (OMD) is provided by the diocese and readers should try to attend as many of these monthly sessions as possible.
OMD events take place each month at Church House in Rotherham. It is now possible to join the session online and video recordings are made and posted on this page.
Reader OMD Events
Courses held outside of the Diocese often come with a cost and if these are residential then the cost may be quite high. Readers can apply for financial help for these courses from both the Adams Myland fund, provided by the Central Council of Readers, or the Pamela Richardson Fund (see below), provided by the Diocese of Sheffield.
Here you will find information on grants and funding specifically for learning, retreats and sabbaticals funded by the Diocese and many other third-party agencies
A curated list of Bible study resources including commentaries, videos, podcasts from theological scholars
The Resource Centre at Church House, Rotherham is a lending library and is available to be used free of charge to everybody living within the Diocese of Sheffield