Clergy Consultation, St George's House

Since its foundation, the House has run a variety of Clergy Consultations. Now, attracting Clergy from different denominations and ministerial experience, the House runs three kinds of Consultation. Clergy with at least five years’ ministerial experience are invited to apply.

God: Some Conversations – How Do You Speak About God?

Lasting ten days the purpose of this Consultation is to consider how best to speak about God in the face of the issues facing the contemporary world. The dates for this year’s Consultation are 1-11 July 2024 and we have pencilled in 30 June – 10 July 2025.

Recent Feedback:

  • Such a rich experience and the best thing in which I have participated in thirty-one years of being ordained.
  • An overwhelmingly positive experience, it will reinvigorate and stretch anyone who attends.


Nurturing our Growth

This programme will provide Clergy with a unique time and space, in the company of fellow Clergy, to take stock and refresh your purpose, resilience and energy as a minister. It will equip you with a set of insights and personal practices with which to nourish continually your own growth, both as a priest and a person, and the growth of others around you. People who have attended similar programmes in the past have described the effect as transformational – both for themselves and their wider ministry.  The dates for this year’s Consultation are 29 January – 2 February 2024. Next year’s dates are 27 – 31 January 2025.  Further details can be found here.

What do you feel you have gained as a result of this week feedback:

  • A greater clarity concerning my path forward.
  • Opportunity to pause, be refreshed, the gift of stillness and glorious worship.  Time to consider next steps beyond where I am.


Thinking God

In the Thinking God series each Consultation will focus on a key discipline within the field of theology. Led by experts in the field we will examine current thinking and review some of the best literature. This is an opportunity not only to refresh what you already know but also to engage with contemporary positions.  Dates reserved for 2024 are 7-11 October 2024.


Clergy are invited to apply for a place no more than 18 months prior to the start date. Application forms can be requested by emailing [email protected].

The Clergy Consultation Directing Staff are The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, Canon Dr Hueston Finlay, Canon Martin Poll and Canon Dr Mark Powell.