The Ministry Experience Scheme

If you are aged 18 to 30, and are looking for a year-long opportunity to explore what God is calling you to, then join The Ministry Experience Scheme (CEMES).
The Ministry Experience Scheme is supported by Allchurches Trust. Diocese of Derby

You will spend a year within a diocese exploring ministry, whilst gaining valuable life skills that will help to prepare you for your next steps. You will be given the opportunity to deepen your theological knowledge, gain practical and pastoral skills, and to reflect on your personal faith journey.

The Ministry Experience Scheme is supported by Allchurches Trust.


Allchurches Trust Ltd


"Whatever you were exploring, there was an opportunity to see lots of different types of ministry at play. Its influence on my discernment was huge” 

Vanessa Hadley (Ministry Experience Scheme alumnus 2016/17)

“Over the year, I discovered parts of myself I never knew I had, and my faith developed in ways I never thought it would. Without this scheme I would never have discovered my call into clinical psychology.”  

Tom White (Ministry Experience Scheme alumnus 2016/17)

We will provide you with accommodation, basic living expenses and theological training. You will be given the opportunity to explore church life, supported by peers and a mentor throughout your placement.


How do I get involved?

If you would like further information then please complete the form below and we will be in touch with you. All enquirers are welcome, and you can apply to any diocese offering the scheme no matter where you currently live.

"The Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord." Jeremiah 1: 7-8