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Continuing Ministerial Education

Continuing Ministerial Education (CME)


The Continuing Ministerial Education programme (CME) is for clergy in the first three years of ministry from the time of their ordination to the priesthood.  With the House of Bishops 11 ministerial characteristics clearly in view, the aims of CME are three–fold:

·         to continue the deep work of Spiritual formation necessary for pastoral ministry;

·         to train in best practice for leadership, and management of a Church of Ireland parish; and

·         to provide opportunities for peer group learning, support, and encouragement.  

There are four day–long sessions held each year.  In addition, there is a two–day professional development residential at the Institute in Dublin each January and the year concludes with a two–day Retreat in April. 


The National Co–ordinator for CME is The Revd. Dr. William Olhausen.       

Tel: 087 1660356      Email: wolhausen@gmail.com


Please note that the MTh constitutes the Initial Ministerial Education (IME) and CME is regarded as a further essential aspect of the overall training process in order to make candidates fitted and ready for incumbency.