Clergy can now book on to the Clergy Gathering 2022.
It will take place from 16 to 19 May 2022 at Swanwick, Derbyshire.
Attendance is expected from stipendiary clergy and encouraged from self-supporting clergy. Unfortunately due to limited capacity, clergy with PTO are not able to attend.
Childcare provision will also be offered for very young children of clergy attending.
The Chair of the diocesan planning team, the Revd Emma Handley says: "It is recognised that for some clergy who have very young children, sourcing childcare in order to come to the Clergy Gathering is difficult. In the past clergy have been allowed to bring pre-school children and this has allowed them to access the seminars and Bible teaching and be part of the whole gathering. We are aware that some clergy may need to do so this time around and we would be happy to facilitate some kind of creche facility that runs alongside the morning teaching sessions so that the parents can access this more easily. Please could you let us know if this is something you would like to take up as what we can provide will be determined by need."
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request childcare.
What can you expect at the Clergy Gathering?
The Revd Emma Handley has set out in summary what clergy can expect: "Our aim is to enable our clergy colleagues opportunity to be resourced, refreshed, recharged and to reconnect through a combination of inspiring Bible teaching, worship and prayer ministry, along with planned social activities and just the chance to retreat."
Teaching across the four days will be based around Mark 1:14-18.
For more information about the speakers, seminars, worship, prayer and social opportunities available at the Clergy Gathering, go to the Clergy Gathering webpage.