Two one-week intensive practical courses in Cambridge from leading practitioners to develop your skills in using supervision for supporting those amongst whom you minister.

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These intensive courses cover both the theory and practice of supervision. They are theologically rich, psychologically informed and contextually sensitive.

Both courses have a strong emphasis on experiential learning and across the five immersive days participants will be given time and space to explore the theory of supervision, practice supervision skills and reflect on the learning.

Certificate in Pastoral Supervision: 30th July 2018 to 3rd August 2018
Initial training for those who have oversight of colleagues, team members or peers. Some may have already attended a basic skills course, but this is not a requirement. The aim of the course is to offer an experience of learning where participants can explore the theory and practice of supervision and begin to develop awareness of what supervision is (and is not!) and build confidence to practice within their ministry context.

This course fulfils part of the training requirement towards accreditation with the Association for Pastoral Supervision and Education as an Accredited Pastoral Supervisor.

Diploma in Pastoral Supervision: 6th August 2018 to 10th August 2018

A creative and professional learning experience for those who have completed the Certificate in Supervision (or equivalent) and want to deepen and extend their work as supervisors. There will be opportunities to explore the theory and practice of supervision and develop competence in using creative and professional skills in a range of settings.

This course fulfils part of the training requirement towards accreditation with the Association for Pastoral Supervision and Education as a Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor.

These courses are for

  • Lay and ordained chaplains in hospitals, schools, prisons, or the forces
  • Senior leaders in schools and health services
  • Ministers of all denominations


Course Tutors

The Revd Dr Jane Leach
Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor, APSE
Principal, Wesley House
Connexional Director of Supervision, Methodist Church in Britain

The Revd Diane Clutterbuck
Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor, APSE
Tutor, Wesley House
Director, Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice



  • Residential                          £850
  • Non-residential                    £550

Some bursaries may be available for church-based ministers.



The courses start at 10am and finish at 4pm, to aid travel for non-residential participants.

The courses are offered on a self-catering basis; we are in the centre of Cambridge within easy walking distance of cafes, restaurants and supermarkets.

Participants are welcome to use the common kitchen facilities to make meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

There is no parking at Wesley House. We recommend non-residential delegates use public transport and Cambridge’s park and ride facilities.

We invite participants to join us for college worship during the course, should they like to.


To apply

Email Diane Clutterbuck to apply, with details of any Supervision training you have undertaken, your experience of Supervision and how you plan to use this training.

“Pastoral Supervision is a relationship between two or more disciples who meet to consider the ministry of one of them in a way that is intentional and disciplined. Such and arrangement allows each person being supervised to give an account of their work, to explore their responses, review their aims and develop their strategies and skills.” (Leach and Patterson, Pastoral Supervision a Handbook (Second Edition) SCM 2015; p.1)