With joy and not sighing

As part of our Diocesan vision to be people fully alive in Christ, we seek to build healthy churches and leaders. 

Encouraging cultures and structures of clergy wellbeing is central to this. The question of what helps clergy to flourish is theological and vocational as much as it is structural. This is rich theological reflection grounded in practical experience and robust research findings.

With joy and not sighing invites clergy and congregations to think together about what joyful, flourishing ministry looks like, so that together we can be best equipped to grow into healthy churches which serve our communities for the sake of God’s Kingdom.

I encourage clergy, lay leaders, PCCs, and congregations to engage with this material as part of the conversation around the national Covenant for Clergy Wellbeing and to grow in our understanding of what it means to be fully alive as God’s people ministering together across the Diocese. +Stephen

Page last updated: Monday 15th January 2024 3:49 PM
First published on: 30th June 2022
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