Further information


For dioceses inviting expressions of interest:

16 September: Deadline for individuals to express interest by submitting the discernment reflections questionnaire

7 October: Deadline for Bishops to confirm the names of their nominees

For dioceses not inviting expressions of interest:

16 September: Deadline for submitting the names of the nominees

1 October: Deadline for nominees to complete the discernment reflections questionnaire

For all nominees

w/c 12 October: Interviews with external consultants begin

w/c 19 October: Discernment conversations begin

27 November: Discernment conversations end

Early Dec: Nominating bishops and participants advised of SLDP outcome


We will be holding briefing webinars for those who have been nominated to the national discernment process. These sessions will give an opportunity to find out more about the programme, and the discernment process. To book a place, click on the time you would like to attend below:

If you have questions about the discernment process in the meantime, please get in touch with Brad Cook (brad.cook@churchofengland.org).