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:
Appointment of curates
Formation and assessment in curacy
As ordinands come to the end of their theology course, their next step is to seek a title post through which they can be ordained deacon. They will then complete their training as curates in this post.
Detailed descriptions of vacant title posts are also circulated by theological colleges and courses for the benefit of ordinands.
Contact your college principal or director of ordinands for more information.