Clergy Development

The aim of Clergy Development is to help clergy as they continue to grow and learn in ministry and theology, from curacy to retirement, so they in turn can help their congregations learn and grow in spiritual depth, in mission and in service.

Clergy Development Team 

There is a team of five Clergy Development Officers working together across the diocese. Each Clergy Development Officer (CDO) oversees both the Initial Ministerial Education for the Curates (IME) and Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD) for the clergy in their own episcopal area. 

Please contact the CDO for your episcopal area with any queries about CMD or with requests for CMD grants. If there is a vacancy, please contact Steve Proudlove, Director of Ministry Formation and Development.

Clergy Development Officers                                  

Revd Cat Thatcher

Diocesan Director of Ministry Formation and Development
Clergy Development Officer, Leeds area
The Rev'd Steve Proudlove

Revd Cat Thatcher

Clergy Development Officer, Bradford area
The Rev'd Canon Cat Thatcher (until 31 January 2024)
01535 648391

Vacant from 01 February 2024

Clergy Development Officer, Ripon area
The Rev'd Canon Marion Russell
01756 795625
Revd Cat Thatcher

Clergy Development Officer, Wakefield area
Vacant until 05 May 2024, after which it will be:

The Venerable Canon Cat Thatcher

Stephen Kelly Clergy Development Officer, Huddersfield area
The Rev'd Dr Sarah Farrimond


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