A number of grants are available to allow clergy to continue with their ongoing development as well other aspects of their clergy life.
On this page, we give information about the grants that the Diocese is able to pay to support clergy
All licensed clergy can apply for a personal CMD grant. Grants are made available to support ministerial development review (MDR) outcomes.
Personal Grants can be issued in two ways: -
1) via your bank account
2) by direct deduction from your personal CMD allowance for fees associated with events organised by the Diocese of Rochester.
Retrospective payments are not possible: an application should be received, and payment agreed, before the event you are attending.
You are asked to send in a brief evaluative report as soon as possible after the event you have attended. As well as a brief description of the event itself], some comments on the learning and value you have derived should be included. If the CMD grant was awarded as an outcome of your MDR this must be reported in your next MDR. CMD grant Reports are requested for two reasons: -
- Firstly, the writing of a report can help to focus your own reflections and consolidate the learning.
- Secondly, these reports help those responsible for CMD to know what events, venues, etc. clergy are finding valuable and useful.
An evaluation sheet is provided by the Formation & Ministry Team for you to use if you prefer. This can be downloaded from the diocesan website and sent by email to email@example.com
Diocesan Missional Property Fund - The Missional Property Fund has been established with a primary aim to support projects which allow parishes to open up church buildings for mission. The Fund has been made possible by generous support from Marshalls Charity, match-funded by the Diocese of Rochester by funds from restricted funds.
The Churches Mutual Credit Union (CMCU) - is now offering car loans. Many providers offer loans details of which can be found online.
Clergy Support Trust provides support to Anglican clergy (serving and retired) and ordinands, and their families, in the UK & Ireland.