Ideas, advice and support for lay and ordained ministers can be found in our Flourishing in Ministry booklet.
Awareness of the need to focus on personal resilience and wellbeing is at an all-time high.
In 2019 the General Synod of the Church of England voted overwhelmingly to support a new way of improving the approach to the care and well-being of clergy across the Church and in February 2020 it proclaimed and affirmed The Covenant for Clergy Care and Well-Being in an Act of Synod. It invites parishes, dioceses and the wider church, as well as individual clergy, to share responsibility.
We seek to create greater awareness of issues of clergy care and wellbeing across the whole church. We believe that, when we care for and are accountable to one another, when we take some time to reflect on our own situation and needs, and when we are able to enter openly into dialogue with both the local and wider church about their well-being, this is a blessing for the whole church.
Whilst the Covenant for Clergy Care and Well-being is focussed on ordained ministers, our Flourishing in Ministry booklet, which can be downloaded below, is intended as a practical resource for all those exercising licensed lay and ordained ministry in the Diocese of Worcester. We hope that these resources will help to articulate principles that promote ministerial flourishing and support every minister to thrive in their life and ministry.