After Ordination

Curacy, also known as initial ministerial education phase two, is a vital time in which newly ordained ministers continue to learn and grow in the roles to which God has called them.
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It is the agreed policy of the House of Bishops that newly ordained ministers should serve at least three years in a training post before taking on a post of incumbent status.

You will find our policy and guidance for dioceses below:


Necessary paperwork

Appointment of curates

Formation and assessment in curacy


Title posts

After their first phase of training, ordinands need a ‘title post’ to which they will be ordained and in which they will continue their training as a curate.

For ordinands who have been ‘released’ by their sponsoring diocese and are seeking a title post in a different diocese, this page acts a noticeboard of vacant positions. Click on the headings below for more information. Please use the contact details provided with each advert for more information on the post and how to apply. This list has the most recent notices at the top.

Guidance and support for candidates during this process is the responsibility of the ordinand’s TEI and sponsoring diocese, with the TEI normally taking the lead role when candidates are considering a title post in a different diocese, so please raise any questions or concerns with your TEI.


Wootton, Bedford, St Albans
Christ Church Lye and Stambermill, Worcester
Minehead, Bath and Wells
St John the Baptist, Bridgwater, Bath and Wells
St Andrew's, Taunton, Bath and Wells
Dunster Benefice, Bath and Wells
The border group of parishes, Lichfield
St Mark's, Leamington, Coventry
St Andrew's, Rugby, Coventry
Parish of Eccleshall, Lichfield
Benefice of Rocester and Croxden with Hollington, and the Parish of Denstone, Lichfield
Cornerstone, planting curate, Leicester
Benefice of Forsbrook & Draycott, Stoke on Trent, Lichfield
The Longnor Benefice, Lichfield
Whitchurch with Fauls and Tilstock, Lichfield
East Telford, Lichfield
St Paul’s and St Thomas and St Andrew’s, Stafford, Lichfield
Kempsey, Worcester
All Saints, Worcester
Benefice of Tunstall & Bredgar, Kent, Canterbury
Holy Trinity, Twickenham Green, London
The Diocese of Manchester
Christ Church Virginia Water, Guildford
Assistant Curate, Hexham Abbey, Newcastle
The Bourne with Tilford, Farnham, Guildford
The Heart of Westmorland Mission Community, Carlisle
Keswick St John's, Keswick Mission Community, Carlisle
Cleobury Mortimerm, Hereford
The Stilton Group of Churches, Ely
Huntingdon, Ely
St George's, planting curate, Leeds