Support Programs for Clergy

        The Anglican Diocese of Sydney provides assistance to clergy and their spouses who may be struggling amidst the demands of parish ministry. Assistance is available in a variety of formats, including counselling for individuals and couples, one to one mentoring, peer group support, professional development programs and other support services.

        Access to this support is available through either of the following programs, which can be contacted confidentially.


        Clergy Assistance Program

        The Clergy Assistance Program offers safe and confidential counselling with a clinically trained Christian counsellor who supports the values and ethos of the Diocese.


        Lifelong Ministry Development

        Ministry Training and Development provides an intentional, self-directed and supportive approach to help ministers maintain their zeal and fervour in serving the Lord for the whole of their ministry. This approach includes devising a development plan, meeting regularly with a ministry peer and reflecting on their learning. To find out more go to