Curates Training Programme 
Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 2

A new integrated programme across the
diocese was launched in the summer of 2016.
All curates from the three historic dioceses
which came together to form the Anglican Diocese of
Leeds now follow the same programme
of meetings and the same process of assessment.

3 Strands to Curate Training
•    Learning that happens in the parish with the training incumbent and with the support of the Clergy Development  Officer (CDO).
•    Meetings of reflection with other curates and the CDO, including learning about other types of ministry.
•    One academic module per year on an aspect of ministry and theology for all the curates in the Yorkshire Regional Training Partnership.

The IME programme is overseen by the team of Clergy Development Officers (CDO) and delivered in each area by its CDO - see contacts below.

For Christian Development courses visit our Directory of Learning Opportunities

                                                                             Christians Learning Across Yorkshire



Initial Ministerial Training Officers                                  

Revd Andrew Tawn Director of Clergy Development &
Clergy Development Officer, Leeds area

Revd Andrew Tawn 
Office: 0113 3530 284, Home: 01274 567898
Revd Cat Thatcher Clergy Development Officer, Bradford area
Revd Cat Thatcher 
​01535 648391
Revd Louise Taylor-Kenyon Clergy Development Officer, Ripon area
Revd Louise Taylor-Kenyon
01756 798057
Revd Canon June Lawson Clergy Development Officer, Wakefield area
Revd Canon June Lawson
 07539 873975
Stephen Kelly Clergy Development Officer, Huddersfield area
Revd Dr Sarah Farrimond
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