Eastern Region Clergy Pre-retirement Conference

Date: 19th May 2022

Eastern Region Clergy Pre-retirement Conference 2022

For clergy within three years of retirement age - a chance to look at the more personal and spiritual issues around retirement

About this event

Many people look forward to retirement as a time when they can at last be in charge of their diaries. Some dread the thought of moving away from activities and relationships that have given their lives a sense of purpose for decades.

For clergy, and especially those who have been in full-time ministry for many years, retirement raises questions about identity and meaning. Some are very happy to retire and hang up their cassocks. Others look forward to assisting in parish and other ministry, but with less responsibility. Many churches, particularly in rural areas, would be in a difficult position without the commitment of active, retired ministers.

This residential event is designed to look at the more personal and spiritual issues around the question: What do I hope for in retirement?

This event – which blends elements of conference and retreat – is designed for those who expect to retire within the next three years or so. If you are thinking of retiring within this period we encourage you to come along.  There are limited places but an option to add your name to a reserve list if the conference is fully booked.

The programme is designed around your expectations and needs as much as possible. If you intend to come, please let us know your particular personal and pastoral concerns so that they can be reflected in the programme.

The programme has a liturgical framework and will include a mixture of large and small group sessions. Input includes that from a qualified psychotherapist

Those approaching retirement will also have to face many practical issues around pensions and housing. All Anglican dioceses organise additional, separate one-day events looking at these, and spouses will be very welcome to attend those events.  The Methodist Church also organises a national Pre-Retirement Conference.  

Find out more and book your place here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eastern-region-clergy-pre-retirement-conference-2022-registration-274836432167

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