Ministerial Education and Development

The Ministry Division works with the dioceses, the training institutions and our ecumenical partners to support the education, formation and development of clergy and licensed lay ministers (Readers).

Its main responsibilities are:

  • the setting of Church wide standards
  • promoting the development of best practice in training, formation and development
  • the funding of ordination training by administering the money raised by dioceses and parishes for this purpose
  • through its quality assurance work, checking that church wide standards are maintained and encouraging training providers to develop best practice

A current project is the development, by the Church of England and its partner institutions, of a suite of common awards with a view to validating ministerial training through a single HE partner body.

To find out more, click on the following links:

Initial Training (IME 1-7)

Ministerial Education: Common Awards

Quality Assurance

Ministerial Development

If you have feedback on these pages, please contact:

David Way (IME 1-7 and Quality Assurance)

Tim Ling (Ministerial Development)