CMD events

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Digging Deeper into the NT Texts on Same-Sex Relationships

25 April, 16 July

Participants in our recent LLF training days have requested that we explore in-depth the NT texts that have been central to the debates in Living in Love and Faith. So, we will address them on this study day.

As this will be in-depth study, we will move at the pace of those attending but we will aim to work through as many as we can cover during the day, beginning with Romans 1:18-32. We will be contextualising them in their literary context and in their cultural context in second Temple Judaism and Hellenism.

Please bring your Bible. You are also welcome to bring your Greek New Testaments, but no knowledge of Greek will be necessary to fully participate in the day.

New date: 16th July. Book here. 2 spaces left

Presenters: Revd Dr Andy Angel and Revd Dr Jenni Williams


Building a Healthy Team and Dealing with Conflict

23 April (online), 19 September (Church House Oxford)

Building a healthy team and constructively dealing with conflict when it arises. A workshop for clergy and LLMs in Oxford Diocese . The workshop is provided by Thrive Worldwide, in partnership with the Clergy Support Trust.

Participants will:

  • discover how conflict often arises and how it can be resolved
  • understand the principles of building a healthy team
  • recognise how past life experiences can impact working relationships
  • develop listening skills to support team relations
  • gain confidence in having difficult conversations
  • learn that a healthy team is not absent of conflict but rather one that is able to address conflict when it arises and find creative, constructive ways to move forward together

For further information, email

Book for 23rd April (online). 5 spaces left

Book for 19th September (CHO)


Robot Souls?

29 April (7-9pm, online)

This online course, offered by Sarum College (Salisbury), will invite participants to reflect on what they think of AI. It will provide an opportunity to demystify what is being portrayed as a very alarming phenomenon, and to think hard about our own design. There will be time for discussion on what might make humans distinctive enough to deserve to prevail, even as the capacities of AI cast into question many of the ways in which we see ourselves as having a privileged place in the world.

Leader: Dr Eve Poole OBE

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Other short courses offered by Sarum College


Saving Souls, not Seals?

14 May (10am - 3.30pm, Yarnton Manor, Church Ln, Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PY)

How central is Creation Care to the Christian faith and mission? Is it a distraction from more central tasks like evangelism and worship? Or, as its addition to the Five Marks of Mission and to our baptismal promises suggest, is it a vital, if often forgotten, component to who we are as Christians?

This study day, focusing on Biblical passages and Early Christian theologians, will seek to help preachers and other ministers integrate Creation Care into their theological thinking and ministry.

Leader: Revd Dr Darrell Hannah

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Working with volunteers and safer recruitment

15 May (10am - 4pm, Church House Oxford OX5 1GF)

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Parenting as a Church Leader Day

11 June (9.30am - 2.30pm, online)

Being a church leader affects every part of our lives, including our children. We all want to be good parents and good leaders. We want to see our children flourish spiritually and emotionally. But how? Parenting as a church leader requires unique skills and choices, and it can feel like a lonely journey. Join other church leaders for an online day designed especially for you – as a parent. Hear the results of research, share your experience with others, talk honestly about your journey and hear from those who’ve walked this path before.

This day is offered by Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF).

Ticket price: £30. Don't forget that you can claim this back from your CMD grant allowance for the year.

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Clergy Wellbeing Day

24 Oct (10am - 3.30pm, Church House Oxford)

The day is led by JR Corporate Health Ltd, in partnership with the Clergy Support Trust. More information soon.

Book here.


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