Clergy Training
Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD)

From October 2016 we have begun to work as a new team of Clergy Development Officers across the diocese. Once the team is at its full complement there will be five Clergy Development Officers; one for each episcopal area.

The Clergy Development Officer will be responsible for the curate training programme for curates (IME) in her/his particular area, and have oversight of on-going clergy development (CMD), including following up the individual training needs generated by Ministerial Development Reviews (MDR) and the administration of CMD grants.

All five of the Clergy Development Officers will be doing this role in half of their time. Four will also be parish priests. One will be the Director of Clergy Development Officer, coordinating the team to ensure an integrated approach to training and formation provision across the diocese.

Please contact one of the following with any of your enquiries about CMD or with requests for CMD grants:

Clergy Training Officers                                  

Revd Andrew Tawn

Director of Clergy Development & Clergy Development Officer for the Leeds area:
Revd Andrew Tawn 
Office: 0113 3530 284, Home: 01274 567898


Clergy Development Officer for the Bradford area:

Vacancy – please contact Andrew Tawn (see above)

Revd Louise Taylor-Kenyon

Clergy Development Officer for the Ripon area:
Revd Louise Taylor-Kenyon
01756 798057

Revd Canon Stephen Kelly

Clergy Development Officer for the Wakefield area:
Revd Canon Stephen Kelly 
01226 382550


Clergy Development Officer for the Huddersfield area:

Vacancy – please contact Stephen Kelly (see above)