The Formation Team works in partnership with Theological Education Institutions (TEIs) and dioceses to ensure and develop the quality of Initial Ministerial Education – the formation and training of ordinands and curates, and of new licensed lay ministers.

We support online learning in the TEIs and dioceses, in particular through the provision of Virtual Learning Environments and offering a range of online resources.

We conduct research to inform and support practice which will encourage the flourishing of clergy. We do this especially through the ten-year Living Ministry project.

Contact the team

  • Keith Beech-Gruneberg, Head of Formation ([email protected]) develops policy and offers advice to dioceses and TEIs in relation to Initial Ministerial Education.
  • Ken Farrimond, Blended Learning Officer ([email protected]) supports online learning provided by TEIs and dioceses.
  • Liz Graveling, Senior Researcher ([email protected]) advises on, organises and undertakes research, in particular the Living Ministry project.
  • David Hanson, Quality Assurance Administrator ([email protected]) manages the quality assurance processes (annual self-evaluation and periodic external reviews).