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Clergy are invited to take part in Group Pastoral Supervision

First published on: 1st September 2022

As part of the Diocese of Manchester’s commitment to clergy wellbeing, a new programme of Group Pastoral Supervision is being made available from September 2022. Clergy are invited to sign up for small group sessions led by a trained leader that will provide a confidential space where they can share their day-to-day challenges and experiences amongst a group of supportive peers. 

Group Pastoral Supervision enables clergy to reflect on past work experiences in the present for the sake of the future. It has helped individuals to better understand how their own character shapes their ministry, and has led to improved wellbeing and effectiveness.

Manchester Diocese has invested in the development of six of its clergy who have been trained over the past year to enable them to provide pastoral supervision to groups of clergy. We are now inviting clergy to take part in the Group Pastoral Supervision sessions that will be held every 4-6 weeks at venues across the diocese.

You can meet the six clergy who have been trained to lead the group sessions by watching a short video 

You are then invited to register for a group of your choice. All the details can be found on our Pastoral Supervision webpage.

Bishop David hopes that clergy will feel this is something they want to take advantage of. He says: “For me this is a very important part of how we care for the wellbeing of our clergy and is part of our commitment to see that we can flourish and thrive in ministry. It’s important that we have places where we can take some of those difficult conversations that we’ve had and unload, share and gain from the wisdom of each other. I really do believe in peer-to-peer learning and peer-to-peer support. It’s a great way, not only to help each other, but also to develop and hone our own skills as well.” 


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