The Church in Wales is committed to encouraging a culture of life-long learning among its clergy, Readers and other Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs), and St Padarn’s works closely with the six dioceses of the Church in Wales to support this.
St Padarn’s takes responsibility for national training initiatives and projects, as well as core training that is common across all dioceses such as pre-retirement courses and the Ministerial Development Review (MDR) scheme. The six dioceses meanwhile each supplement that with additional CMD days for their own Clergy, Readers and LLMs which is much more tailored to reflect their individual contexts, needs and visions.
In addition to encouraging ongoing professional and ministerial development, St Padarn’s also provides practical resources and information to help, support and encourage clerics and LLMs to minister in a wide variety of contexts right across Wales.
For more information on some of the key areas of Ministerial Development and Support, please see below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for however, or you would like more information about any aspect of Ministerial Development at St Padarn’s, please do get in touch.