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 5)

For the full details, including the programme schedule, please download the 2024 Reconciling Mission (5th cohort) brochure. If you have any questions about the programme or want to find out more about participating, please contact Alastair McKay at [email protected]

Key Dates and Deadlines

Ideally, by 31 May 2024: Provisional indication of interest

By 28 June 2024: Firm commitment by senior staff to sponsor a group, and details of identified diocesan group of 4, 5 or 6 

By 12 July 2024: Deadline for Cohort 5 applications from all diocesan nominees 

July/Aug/Sep 2024: Preliminary online meetings with Cohort 5 groups + senior staff rep. 

20-25 October 2024: Cohort 5 residential at Bestwood Lodge, Nottingham 

November 2024 – January 2026: Online action learning groups 

18 March 2025: Day conference at Coventry Cathedral 

17 March 2026: Day conference (hopefully at Coventry Cathedral - TBC) 


In 2024, for the 5th cohort, the invited diocesan contribution is £1,050 per participant, and coverage of travel and
associated expenses. (Increase reflects higher costs for the residential.) 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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