Ministry Team COVID-19 FAQ's

In accordance with government guidance, the National Ministry has had to adjust our way of working and many events and activities have been moved online. For many, this has been a very new experience and a new way of working. We do hope that you will have patience with us as we navigate these uncharted waters.

Below you will find some Frequently Asked Questions addressing the discernment process, training, and vocations in light of COVID-19. We remain committed to supporting you in your front line roles. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions, ideas and concerns.


Is the Ministry Experience Scheme still operating?
Are we still encouraging new vocations (lay and ordained)?

BAPs during the COVID-19 Crisis

I have already submitted a Part One for my candidate and have not received confirmation of a BAP date.
Do I still send in the full set of papers for candidates, including Sponsoring Papers Part 2, by the 6 week point before their existing BAP date?
What do I do about getting candidates to sign Sponsoring Papers Part 2?
Will the original BAP event dates just be replaced by a virtual event?
What will happen to the May and July Candidates Panels?

Formation: FAQs for TEI Staff

Can an ordinand be ordained if they have not completed the formational programme?
Will we have as a TEI to make up for any lost teaching/class contact?
What about the loss of formational time by not completing a placement this year?
Will there be ordinations in the summer?
Who do I speak to if our TEI is experiencing financial concerns?