Reconciling Mission programme

A learning and development programme for small groups of diocesan and cathedral clergy, which resources participants with a vision for mission:

  • as a journey towards greater reconciliation in the world;
  • marked by deeper engagement with local communities;
  • drawing on an asset-based community development approach.

Note: this is not a process for training a diocesan mediation team, or for equipping participants with skills for handling conflict.

Information about the 2024 programme (Cohort 4)

For the full details, including the programme schedule, please download the 2024 Reconciling Mission brochure. If you have any questions about the programme or want to find out more about participating, please contact Alastair McKay at

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • By mid-October 2023: Senior staff identification of diocesan group of five
  • 31 October 2023: Deadline for Cohort 4 applications from all diocesan groups
  • February 2024: Preliminary online meetings with Cohort 4 groups
  • 28 April – 3 May 2024: Cohort 4 residential at Launde Abbey
  • June 2024 – December 2025: Online action learning groups
  • 18 March 2025: Day conference at Coventry Cathedral
  • 17 March 2026: Day conference at Coventry Cathedral


In 2024, the invited diocesan contribution is £995 per participant, and coverage of travel and
associated expenses. This contribution:

  • Covers around two thirds of the delivery costs;
  • Gives full participation in the whole programme, including:
    - The initial residential (excluding travel costs);
    - The follow-up group coaching sessions;
    - The two day-conferences (excluding travel and hotel costs).

The balance of the costs is covered by RI, from our reserves.

Information for bishops looking to sponsor a group

Information for applicants with a sponsoring bishop

Reconciling Mission programme application form

Programmes are planned for:

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