Ministry Team

Female clergy member hugging friend Keith Blundy

Resources for selection and training

Ministry Team

Our task as the National Ministry Team is to renew lay and ordained ministry throughout the Church of England. We do this by providing advice and support to dioceses, the CofE’s Bishops, and numerous Theological Education Institutions.

We oversee the selection, training and deployment of ordained ministers, ensuring the Church is well equipped to serve God in living out its mission for many generations to come.

We’re supporting dioceses to develop proactive plans to grow vocations to ministry, by sharing good practice, ensuring proper resourcing and providing quality training for DDOs and advisers.

Our work is guided by the vision for ministry agreed by the House of Bishops and articulated in Ministry for a Christian Presence in every community (GSMisc 1224). See link below.
Two new members of clergy hugging Diocese of Southwark

Strategic Ministry Funding

for dioceses applying for grants to support additional curacies

Vocations Sunday Pack

Get ready for Vocations Sunday

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"Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'"

Matthew 9:35-38