In 2017, we are introducing a new MDR scheme in order to support clergy in their ministry, and to enable those who are licensed under Common Tenure to fulfil their obligation to participate. The new scheme works on a two year cycle, with a full MDR meeting with a peer reviewer every other year, and an interim conversation with a member of the Bishop’s Core Staff Team on the alternate year. There are specific forms for those whose ministry is largely parish-based; chaplains; and those whose ministry primarily unfolds within an extra-parochial context.
All licensed clergy. Those who are licensed under Common Tenure are required to participate; those whose licence predates Common Tenure are warmly invited to participate, as they wish.
Clergy licensed under Common Tenure will automatically be enrolled in the system and will receive an email in the Spring to explain what they need to do. Clergy whose licence predates Common Tenure will receive an email inviting them to participate if they wish to.
You can find all the forms you need on the right-hand side of this page.
Please read forms 1, 2 and 3 first which explain how the scheme works.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible, or if by June each year you have not heard anything, please contact the MDR administrator, Ryan Finnegan (Ryan.Finnegan@CovCofE.org).
If you have questions about particular aspects of the MDR scheme, please contact Josephine Houghton (firstname.lastname@example.org); for queries relating to MDR administration, please contact Ryan Finnegan (email@example.com).
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