Clergy Development

The committee’s purpose is to coordinate areas of clergy nurture on a diocesan level throughout the year: Clergy and Bishop’s Days, Clergy Fall Retreat and Mid-winter Clergy and family gatherings. The committee meets year round to plan monthly continuing education offerings for clergy as well as annual Advent and Lenten Quiet Days. For information and upcoming events, see below and check the diocesan event calendar. 

Contact: Chair – The Rev. Robin Thomas Soller, or Canon Tina Pickering,

Fall Clergy Retreat, October 14 or 15-17, 2018

St Methodios Retreat Center, Contoocook, NH 

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’  For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.   Mark 6:31

Br. David Vryhof, SSJE - Resting in God: The Spiritual Practice of Keeping Sabbath

The demands made of today’s clergy only seem to grow over time.  Many of us are working as hard as we can, and still not meeting all that is expected of us.  This retreat is an invitation to “come apart and rest awhile,” and to consider the practice of ‘resting in God’ in our daily lives.  The bulk of our work together will be on Tuesday morning, where the leader will offer two reflections, each followed by suggested prayer exercises and a time of silent reflection.  We will consider together the spiritual practice of ‘keeping Sabbath’ as a weekly discipline, but also the interior posture of ‘resting in God’ that makes ministry contemplative rather than manipulative. 

Click here for the full schedule for the retreat

To register for the retreat, CLICK HERE

Clergy Conference on Preaching with Ruthanna Hooke, author of "Transforming Preaching" (Church Publishing)

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Location and Registration coming soon!

Advent Quiet Day 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holy Cross, Weare

Holy Tuesday Quiet Day with Renewal of Vows

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Holy Cross, Weare