Working with Change

Working with Change

Transforming Ministry in a Changing Church

A residential course for clergy and ministers of the West Midlands who want to develop their ability to deal with change in their parish(es)

The archbishops have called on us to re-imagine ministry. Reducing numbers of stipendiary clergy are leading to changed patterns of ministry, with the majority of stipendiary clergy now responsible for more than one church or parish. Collaboration with lay leaders, self-supporting ministers and other licensed or authorised ministers has become a more important aspect of leadership within the parish. All this adds up to a time of change.

This course offers time to reflect and develop our skills in change. We will look at our own responses to change before exploring different types of change and appropriate tools to work with each type. This will be a practical workshop covering the main models of change and the limits of each of them. We will be working with participants' current change projects and applying what we are learning to those situations.

This course will be hosted by the Revd. Canon Ian Bussell (Diocese of Gloucester). The main speaker will be Nicky McGinty.

Who is it for?

This course is for clergy and ministers of the West Midlands. It is part of a suite of three courses dealing with power, conflict, and change, and may be taken at any stage of licensed ministry. Whilst many people choose to take all three courses, each of the three is a standalone course and may be taken on its own.

Upcoming Dates:

This course runs annually. The next opportunity to participate is March 20th-21st 2023


Holland House, Cropthorne, Pershore WR10 3NB


This course costs £400 per person. Your contribution would be travel only. The rest of the cost would be borne by your diocese.

What do I do now?

If you wish to find out more about this course, please contact your diocesan CMD officer or administrator who will send you further details. You can find their details under the Contact tab.