Advocacy & collaboration

We work with like-minded organisations, with a common goal - to improve clergy wellbeing.
How do we do this?

By using our expertise

St Luke’s 125 years’ experience means we are called on to speak objectively and authoritatively as advocates for clergy health and wellbeing. St Luke’s supports clergy across all dioceses by advocating for clergy wellbeing in influential fora. We are completely independent from the Church of England.

By seeing the need for collaboration

St Luke’s plays a leading role in bringing together others who work in the field of clergy wellbeing. We view collaboration as essential in realising our vision of a flourishing, healthy clergy.

This inspired us to launch a national symposium in 2018, ‘Transforming Clergy Wellbeing Together’, the first of its kind. Some 45 clergy wellbeing experts attended, from 25 organisations, charities and from different denominations, to share best practice and promote collaboration.

The positive impact of this event meant delegates asked St Luke’s to run a second symposium in 2019.

By supporting dioceses and theological colleges

We offer wellbeing advice and ‘taster’ days to dioceses so clergy can experience our wellbeing resources.

We can tailor-make our resilience training and reflective practice group sessions to suit diocesan conferences and synods –  over 100 clergy have benefited to date.

We work with theological colleges to advise and support the wellbeing of ordinands and their spouses.

​We offer a wellbeing session to every new bishop and dean appointed, to encourage them to think about their own and their clergy’s wellbeing in their new post. These sessions have been taken up by all 35 bishops and deans appointed since 2016.

By saying thank you to clergy nationwide

St Luke’s Thank Your Vicar Week, held every October, raises awareness of the value of clergy to their parish, CofE primary school and wider community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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