Clergy Wellbeing

CofE Birmingham is committed to flourishing and fullness of life for all in public representative ministry, and has formally adopted the CofE Clergy Wellbeing Covenant.

Currently, a Working Group is developing a Clergy well-being strategy to embed the Covenant in the life of Parishes and Chaplaincies across the Diocese.

For further information, see the Licensed Clergy Handbook.


Counselling Service for Clergy and Clergy Families

Who is it for?

Counselling can be accessed by any member of Clergy, their Partners, and Children over the age of 16 who live at the same address.

How can it help?

Counselling can help with a number of issues, including feeling depressed or anxious, relationship difficulties, bereavement, stress, coping with illness, issues around sexuality and identity, childhood abuse and managing transitional life events.

What is offered?

Up to 12 sessions of Individual or Couples Counselling with an accredited Counsellor are available. The cost of the counselling will be met by the Bishop but each client will be asked to make an affordable contribution.

How do I access the Counselling?

To register an interest, or to discuss in confidence any aspect of the process, please contact Catrin Thorp, the Bishop’s Adviser for Pastoral Care of the Clergy and their Families.  To email, please click here.


Policies & Procedures Supporting Clergy Wellbeing

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