The Archbishop has made clergy wellbeing a focal point of the diocesan strategic vision. This was reiterated in his charge to the 2015 session of Synod. With the adoption of Mission Shaped Structures and formation of the working group, an implementation plan for a diocese wide strategic plan for clergy wellbeing has been developed for rollout during the course of 2016. An integral and important part of this is the development of a web-based library of resources and referrals, as contained on these pages.


Read the feature about the clergy wellbeing program from the February 2016 edition of TMA  



Spiritual Wellbeing 

For details regarding retreats, places of withdrawal, spiritual direction, coaching and supervision.  

 Physical Wellbeing

For details regarding housing, annual and long service leave, diocesan holiday homes, and general physical wellbeing.


For details regarding the area deanery, area dean, and other opportunities for collegiality.

Caring for the Carers 

For details about further support and help, including the diocesan Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for clergy.

Relational Wellbeing 

For details regarding the relational aspects of wellbeing, including suggestions for assistance.

Financial & Retirement 

For details regarding financial planning and retirement.

Professional Development

For links to the diocesan Ministry Appraisal and Ongoing Ministry Development programs.

Building Resilience through Family Systems Theory

For details on family systems theory and the 2016 pilot program for clergy training. 

Critical Incidents  

The Diocese has a small number of clergy trained in critical incident management and response. Contact the Director of Wellbeing for more details.

Policy documents  


Faithfulness in Service

Bullying and Harassment




The Director of Wellbeing is:

The Right Reverend Dr Bradly Billings

The Anglican Centre,

209 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ph. 03 96534220

E. [email protected]