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
research papers and consultation feedback available on the
Ministry Development website.
To find out more, click on the following
Education (including IME Phases 1 and 2) - policy and
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.
Assurance - annual self evaluation and periodic external
If you have feedback on these pages, please
(Initial Ministerial Education)
Ling (Ministerial Development)