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.
Female clergy member reacting to child Diocese of Gloucester

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.

Rotherham Minister and St Paul's Masbrough, Sheffield
St John the Baptist, Purbrook, and Christ Church, Portsdown, Portsmouth
Cornerstone, planting curate, Leicester
Christ Church Virginia Water, Guildford
Cirencester with Watermoor, Diocese of Gloucester
Kingsdown & Creekside Benefice, Canterbury Diocese
The Parish of SS Peter and Paul, Wantage with Holy Trinity, Charlton
Pioneer – Christ the Servant King, Hampton
Assistant Pioneer Curate (Training Post) – Christ the Servant King, Hampton, Ely Diocese
The Trunch Group, Diocese of Norwich
Swaffham and Sporle, Diocese of Norwich
Hellesdon, Diocese of Norwich
Syston and Barkby, Leicester Diocese
Goole, Diocese of Sheffield
St. Mary’s Sprotbrough, Doncaster, Diocese of Sheffield
Dorchester, Oxfordshire
Church Planting Curate, Emmanuel Loughborough, Leicester
Church Planting Curate in High Wycombe, Oxford
Clyst Mission Community Curate, Exeter
Curacy in Liss, Portsmouth Diocese
Stockton Parish Curacy, Durham
St. Matthias Torquay, Diocese of Exeter
Holy Trinity Idle, Bradford, Diocese of Leeds
St. John's Bowling, Diocese of Leeds
St John’s Great Horton and St Wilfrid’s Lidget Green, Diocese of Leeds