Change of Service Coordinator
With Ian Millgate's retirement on 20 July 2018, the role of Service Co-ordinator has been passed to another member of the Baptist Union Ministries Team staff, Hilary Mason. She can be contacted via the Service Co-ordinator email address.
New counselling Consultant for CMCS
After a recruitment process over the summer and a day of interviews in September, a new counselling Consultant has been appointed to start on 1 December 2019. Initially they will be shadowing the role, with a view to taking on the full duties of the role in the spring of 2020. Thank you to everyone who took part in this process.
Diocese of Exeter
The Diocese of Exeter has joined the Dioceses of Southwark, Leeds and Sheffield in deciding to offer subsidised counselling to their ministers through CMCS, as their previous arrangements were coming to an end. Our partnership with the Diocese of Exeter takes effect from 1 January 2019 and details will be added to the Eligibility section of this website as soon as possible. Until then, please refer to one of our Area Co-ordinators if you are with the Diocese of Exeter and need to check whether you are eligible for counselling through CMCS.
Bookings are now open for places at our 2019/20 Workshops
Please see the CPD Workshops page of this website for more details, and a click-through link to the bookings system.
Increase in maximum fee payable to counsellors
The Steering Group of CMCS has approved an increase in the maximum session fee payable to counsellors, which is £45 currently. The total of any contribution from the client plus the subsidy paid by the relevant denomination or diocese will be £47 (or whatever lower fee the counsellor prefers to charge) with effect from 1 January 2020.