What is the role of the priest today? In a changing world and with many changes in the Church, answering that question isn’t necessarily easy and requires prayer and serious reflection. Across the diocese, priesthood is lived out in different ways in different contexts and our concern is that clergy are supported in living out their vocation.

Clergy are encouraged to take seriously their ongoing formation and growth as priests in order to flourish wherever they minister. Information on clergy development opportunities are available on our Event Calendar and our Clergy Training section.

In this section you will find information on a range of support for clergy. The sections highlighted below also provide useful resources to help you in your ministry.


Clergy training

Find out what training opportunities are available to clergy.



For support in many areas, including teamwork and developing parish strategy contact the training team for more information.


Spiritual Direction

If you would like help finding a spiritual director get in touch with Catriona Galbraith, Bishop's Adviser for Spiritual Direction. Find out more in the Spiritual Direction section.



Clergy are encouraged to take time each year for retreat. Visit our Retreats section for some inspiration.


Self-supporting ministry advisers

Find out what support is available to Self-supporting ministers.


Nearing retirement?

There are a variety of one day and residential opportunities through the year for those beginning to think about retirement. Contact the training team leader to find out more.