Extended Ministerial Development Leave (EMDL) or sabbatical is an opportunity once a decade to step back from ministry and have up to three months away in a time combining elements of refreshment, study, retreat, relaxation and family.
Enquiries about EMDL should, in the first instance, be made to the Ministry Training Team Leader.
Visit the Clergy Training section for more development opportunities.
Kenneth Cross, vicar for Alcombe benefice, shared this video of his sabbatical in 2021.
Who to contact
Ronnie Crossman, Ministry Training Team Leader
Sophie Moore, Resources and Programme Support