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Ministerial Development Review (MDR)

MDR is an opportunity to reflect on ministry and to set objectives for future life and ministry. Any training so identified has priority in funding. All clergy are encouraged to participate at least once every two years. Individual clergy can organise reviews themselves, by downloading the documents below.

"Ministerial Development Review
is coming soon to locations near you;
you’ve a partner beside you,
and Bishops to guide you,
if not, an Archdeacon will do"


How to do MDR:

If this is the first time you've done MDR you might find it best to have a personal briefing. Please contact us in the office for this, or with any other queries.

Simple guide to the MDR process - start here!

 MDR Handbook December 2016 - the basic guide to how to go about producing your Bishop's Report

  Personal Preparation based on the Ordinal (Appendix 1)

  Feedback request letter (Appendix 2A)

  Feedback Guidance Booklet (Appendix 2B)

  Feedback form (Appendix 2C)

  MDR Bishop's Report (Appendix 3) 

 Guide for Listener (Appendix 4)


All these documents can be supplied in hard copy - do ask!

And finally: many clergy contributed to the survey and focus groups which were part of a review of our MDR scheme. We thought you'd like to see the summary of the report of that review: 

MDR Review Report 2012 Summary


For further details please email

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