Although MDRs are a requirement for clergy under the terms of Common Tenure, I very much hope that you will make the most of this opportunity to have an in-depth conversation about your ministry with a member of the Bishop’s Staff. There is a great deal of freedom in the ordained life. This is a huge blessing but with this freedom comes great responsibility. For that reason it is important that we are accountable to each other and that we pause regularly to take stock of the ways in which our ministry is developing; being honest about the things which have been difficult and disappointing as well as the things which have been encouraging and affirming; and recognising where we would like further help, support and training.
I hope that your MDR will prove to be a source of support, gentle challenge and encouragement.
The Ministerial Development Review Scheme is administered from the Bishop of Derby’s office by Frances Morrison: 01332 840132, email@example.com
Please take the time to read the MDR booklet if you are not familiar with the Scheme.
The documentation you will need to complete your MDR is below.