Training, Learning and study

There are a wide variety of training and development needs across the Diocese of Ely. You can explore these options in the pages below.

Quick Links

Mission and Ministry Newsletter Sign-up

Keep in touch: Please subscribe to the Mission and Ministry weekly email for details of upcoming training opportunities that may be relevant to your role, along with useful ideas and resources. You can unsubscribe at any time.

If you are seeking to explore a vocation (ALM, LLM, Ordination), please see the Vocations area of the website, and contact the Vocations team directly on

Open Christian Learning

We are currently developing an Open Christian Learning platform, which we hope will be a valuable resource for learning across a wide spectrum of topics and settings. 

Can you help? - Join the Learning Revolution!

What do you know? What can you do? We want to help you share your knowledge and skills with people across the Diocese of Ely. You don’t need any technical know-how. We can help turn what’s in your head, heart and hands into a learning resource for others.  To explore the sorts of learning resources we’re imagining, go to If what you have to offer isn’t shown there, don’t worry about getting in touch; it shows the limits to our imagination, not the limits of what we could do together! To arrange a coffee and chat with Mark Rodel, our Learning Development Officer, call him on 01353 652732 or email We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch today and join the learning revolution!

Explore your training and learning options

The sections below help you navigate to the relevant website pages, depending on your role or the type of training or personal development you’re looking to explore.

Safeguarding Training

First published on: 28th May 2020

The Diocese of Ely Safeguarding team offer a number of training courses to help ensure our staff and volunteers meet all the requirements of their role. Much of the safeguarding training offered will be an essential requirement of a church role. For example, if you hold a church role it is probable that you will be required to have achieved at least one formal safeguarding training course. Most formal parish roles will require further levels of training to also be completed in addition to this Basic training module. Click here for more.


Diocese of Ely Training and Learning Portal

First published on: 28th May 2020

Training and Learning courses offered by Diocesan teams. These are usually aimed at existing church role holders, but are often open to any in our church communities. Bookable options include Bishop Study Days and Diocesan specific LLM, ALM and Churchwarden training.

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Clergy Development

First published on: 28th May 2020

Clergy undergo routine development through paths including Initial Ministerial Development (IMD) Phase 2, Ministry Development Review and Continuing Ministerial Development.

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Growing in Faith Development

First published on: 28th May 2020

Those wishing to explore the development options available to them to grow their faith including exploring doing a discipleship course or choosing a path to becoming an ALM, LLM or being fully ordained.

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Church House Webinars

First published on: 28th May 2020

The team at Church House frequently host webinars to help church workers and volunteers develop their skills.

Calendar of Events

First published on: 28th May 2020

The Diocese will often add events to its calendar of events, which may include speaker training events being offered by other organisations.

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