Ensuring the wellbeing of clergy is an important aspect of the life of the Diocese.
We continue to monitor the key aspects of wellbeing, awareness of trends etc, and enable appropriate actions to be taken to improve the wellbeing of the ordained ministers in the diocese. COVID-19 has increased our need to ensure we provide support and advice for clergy and their families as we emerge from the global pandemic.
In 2022 we received a generous grant from the Benefact Trust which we are using to support a number of clergy and staff wellbeing events and activities.
Here are some links to provisions supporting clergy wellbeing
- St Luke’s Virtual Clergy Wellbeing Programme
- Responding to stress when working with Covid-19 - Although targeted to hospital staff, it is useful information for everyone.
- Shelden Hub Link – This offers an online space for clergy support provided by the Society of Mary and Martha (Sheldon House)
- Diocesan Arranged Opportunities
- Employee Assistance Programme – available to Hereford Diocese clergy by phone on 0800 083 3375
- Halo Leisure Membership Discount
- Diocesan Counselling Service
- Finding Spiritual Direction
- Hereford Diocese Ministerial Development Review (MDR)
- Hereford Diocese Clergy Handbook
- Hereford Diocese Connect 4 support group for Clergy Spouses and Partners
- Church of England: Proposed Covenant for Clergy Wellbeing
- Church of England: a comprehensive list of national resources and charities supporting clergy and their families on a range of areas including relationships, finance, vocations and health (phyical and mental)
- Psychology Tools: Living with global uncertainty
We have a Clergy Wellbeing Group. This group meets regularly to monitor and makes recommendations designed to help improve the wellbeing of our clergy. If you would like to contribute to this group then please do so by contacting your Archdeacon.
Please get in touch with your area dean or archdeacon for support and information.