We are grateful for the ministries of our clergy and wish them to have a happy and fulifilled retirement. This can include a new and differnece ministry with the parish or beyond.
Increasingly parishes have come to rely on the ministry of retired clergy and the support they offer is invaluable. With Permission to Officate from the Diocesan Bishop many retired clergy continue to offer a fulfilling and rewarding ministry.
We aim to prepare clergy properly for their retirement and start to help plan for that day - with conferences, advice and events - starting a few years before the clergy person is actually due to retire.
This section contains links to information that may be helpful in supporting a retired clergy in their ongoing ministry. There is more help available in the rest of the Making it Easier section.
Rev David Towler is our Clergy Retirement Officer. His wife Brenda Towler is our Widows' and Widowers' Officer. You can contact them by email here