27th September 2019

Symposium to support Covenant goals

Working collaboratively gathers momentum as St Luke's hosts a third event for clergy wellbeing experts

Nearly 40 Third Sector clergy wellbeing experts will look at how they can support delivery of the Church of England’s aspirations to improve clergy wellbeing, at St Luke’s symposium in early October.

The event comes in response to the Covenant for Clergy Care and Wellbeing, adopted by General Synod earlier this year and expected to be enacted in February 2020.

Responding to the sector’s need

With a focus on the Covenant, St Luke’s has played a significant role in bringing together those working in the clergy wellbeing field. The charity’s June workshop was attended by representatives from nearly every diocese, prior to the Synod debate on the Covenant in July.

This autumn’s symposium has been organised in response to a request from delegates at St Luke’s 2018 event. This was the first symposium of its kind, drawing together a wide range of charities, organisations and practitioners, who pronounced the event very constructive.

‘Enabling those involved in clergy wellbeing to work together and share good practice is a central part of our advocacy and collaboration work,’ says St Luke’s Chief Executive Dr Claire Walker. ‘Together we can have a greater impact and offer expertise, support and resources to the Church as plans are made to take the Covenant from theory to practice.’

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