PASTORAL supervisors are needed to support clergy on the new Henry Smith Charity funded ‘St Luke’s Advancing Clergy Reflection’ Programme, to develop pastoral supervision and reflective practice, in the Church of England and Church in Wales.
Jacqueline Ede, Programme Manager, writes: “We are working with York St John and Bournemouth Universities who are going to be evaluating the programme and supporting us to build greater evidence. Over the years we are aiming to work with 25 different dioceses in total, developing pastoral supervision and reflective practice.
We are beginning with 5 diocese and focusing on in-person 1:1 work. We will need pastoral supervisors who live in these areas, over the course of the programme.
We cannot confirm yet what dioceses are involved for the first year, but they shall be spread over one area in each of the NW, NE, SW, SE and Wales. It may well be we are not in your vicinity to start with, but we are recruiting with a long-term plan in mind.
In future, we shall also be training new people to be pastoral supervisors to expand the pool across the Church of England and Church in Wales. Please also complete an application if you are interested. For now, we require trained people to start.”

How to Apply
The process is to complete an application form and equality and diversity monitoring form. There is no need to write a separate covering letter.
Please contact Jacqueline Ede, Programme Manager at to request the role description, application form or to ask any questions.
The deadline for this round of applications is Monday 27th May 2024 at 5pm.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 19th June & Thursday 20th June 2024, with a choice of either online or in-person. People may be called to interview on Wednesday 26th June, depending on the number of applications received.

For more information about St Luke’s for Clergy Wellbeing, please visit

The project’s professional advisor Guy Harrison will be at the APSE 2024 Conference and will hopefully have some publicity material to circulate and can talk to members informally about this exciting £1.9million pound funded/ university evaluated project.