Initial Ministerial Education 4-7 / Phase Two training
In the Diocese of Newcastle we are continuing to develop the training of clergy in the four years following ordination. This period is known as IME 4-7 (Initial Ministerial Education, years 4-7; IME 1-3 takes place prior to ordination, either at a residential college, or through a non-residential course such as Lindisfarne). The delivery of IME 4-7 is also part of the work of the Lindisfarne Regional Training Partnership (see http://lindisfarnertp.org/ime-4-7-(clergy).aspx ).
In IME 4-7 we are seeking steadily to put into practice the recommendations flowing from the significant national reports, Formation for Ministry Within a Learning Church (2003, known as the “Hind Report”), and Shaping the Future (2005). The growing collaboration between the two dioceses in IME 4-7 has now been formalised through the formation of the Lindisfarne Partnership, and the incorporation of IME 4-7 in this.
Recent years have seen some significant changes to the training programme:
- a fuller programme of training events is now running;
- most events are now run in mixed Durham and Newcastle year groups (so each of years 4, 5, 6 and 7 have a clear programme);
- there is a “Year 7” programme for those reaching the end of their curacy, in the process of transition to positions of responsibility or to new roles as assistant clergy.
Click the appropriate link to download a pdf version of events.IME 4, IME 5, IME 6 or IME 7.
All the details of our approach to IME 4-7 and of the events for curates and training incumbents are in the IME 4-7 Handbook (click here to download a pdf version). Every curate and training incumbent should have received both an electronic copy by e-mail and a hard copy, and the Handbook is also available in the following pages. If you can't find the information you need, then do please contact me.
Rick Simpson: email@example.com
Director of IME 4-7 for Durham and Newcastle Dioceses
Durham, DH7 8EL