Pastoral Care and Wellbeing

Welcome to the Wellbeing pages. The diocesan provision to support ministerial and staff wellbeing includes a flexible range of support and resources which we hope will meet your individual needs at various times.  Some are designed to support you through more stressful, tough times, and some are designed to walk alongside you, offering strategic, reflective, and spiritual accompaniment.

If you have any questions about wellbeing and pastoral care or if you experience any difficulties accessing the named sources of support, please contact Sally Bubbers.  She is also available for a general chat about strategies for tackling problems and/or improving wellbeing.

Picture of Sally Bubbers Sally Bubbers

The Bishop’s Advisor for Pastoral Care

Mobile: 07971 349151



“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.”  Matthew 11:28 (MSG)


Diocese of Lichfield wellbeing support, in alphabetic order:

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Bishop's Visitors

Bishop's Visitors act on behalf of the Diocesan Bishop in cases where a clergy spouse may need practical help and emergency financial provision because the couple are separating.

CDM - support during and after the process

Support with the process can be accessed through the Bishops of Lichfield's chaplain.

Clergy spouses and partners

The Listening Ear Counselling service is available to spouses and partners


Information on Coaching offered

Counselling: The Listening Ear

Do you need a confidential space to talk about the things it is difficult to share with those around you?


Information on mediation

Pastoral Supervision

This form of ministerial accompaniment offers a regular, confidential, reflective space to support you in your ministry. (For Clergy)

Reflective Practice Groups

This is a supportive group space in which the group agree to hold confidential space for each other.

Resources & Links

Resources and links

Retreat Centres

Retreat centres

Retired Clergy

Information for retired clergy

Rooting & Grounding Groups

Information on rooting and grounding groups

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is a chance to ask ‘Where is God in this?’ and entails meeting with a trained Spiritual Companion who will listen and reflect with you on any aspect of life and the possibility of prayer

Clergy Wellbeing THRIVES

Questions and resources to aid clergy wellbeing

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