Ministerial Education and Development

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

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 major review of Resourcing Ministerial Education has been initiated by the Ministry Council. The progress of the review may be followed by referring to the papers and other documents which are available on this website, and to the research papers and consultation feedback available on the Ministry Development website.

To find out more, click on the following links:

Initial Ministerial Education (including IME Phases 1 and 2) - policy and practice

Ministerial Education: Common Awards 

The Ministry Division, in liaison with the theological education institutions (TEIs), has worked with the University of Durham, to develop a suite of Common Awards for ministerial education.

Quality Assurance - annual self evaluation and periodic external review

Ministerial Development

If you have feedback on these pages, please contact:

David Way (Initial Ministerial Education)

Tim Ling (Ministerial Development)