Clergy Wellbeing

Wellbeing Contacts for Clergy

First published on: 17th August 2022

This page offers clergy contact points to support their wellbeing and mental health, including links to retreat centres, confidential counselling and spiritual companionship.


Tips for your own self-care

First published on: 16th April 2019

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenge of maintaining clergy wellbeing. Each individual has their own personality, their own particular context and their own set of needs. These needs change as life and work circumstances alter. However, for each of us there are areas of life that help or hinder our sense of wellbeing.

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Resources for Spiritual Refreshment

First published on: 30th January 2020

Guidance on finding resources for Spiritual Refreshment, including going on retreats and seeking a spiritual companion.

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Clergy Wellbeing

First published on: 16th April 2019

One of the levers of change in the Diocese of Ely's strategy is to 'develop healthy churches and leaders'. It includes the aim to refresh leadership, so that both clergy and laity feel energised, empowered and liberated to grow in their ministry. The flourishing of the clergy is key to the flourishing of the church. Clergy wellbeing encompasses all that promotes the health and wholeness of the clergy of the Diocese.

With joy and not sighing

First published on: 30th June 2022

"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.


Clergy Wellbeing Survey 2019

First published on: 16th April 2019

Results of the 2019 Ely Clergy Wellbeing Survey. This report is part of the continuing work on clergy wellbeing in the Diocese of Ely from 2014-2019.

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