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:
New formation frameworks (from Autumn 2022)
It is up to each diocese when to introduce these for their curates. They may be used for any curate from Autumn 2022, but must be used for those ordained deacon in or after 2024. Some more detailed suggestions for curriculum are available from the National Ministry Team. Guidance on reporting and assessment will be produced by Summer 2022.
- IME2 Priest qualities and evidence
- IME2 Priest PIONEER qualities and evidence
- IME2 Distinctive Deacon qualities and evidence
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 as 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.
If you are a Society ordinand and searching for a curacy for this year 2022 we could have the right place for you at St Agatha’s.
If you feel a sense of call to Birmingham and would like further information please contact the DDO, Calvert Prentis by email [email protected] or telephone : 0121 4260445.
St Martin’s, Camberley
Guildford Diocese seeks a Curate to serve in the parish of St Martin’s, situated on the Old Dean, a large housing estate on the north-east side of the town of Camberley. Although this is one of the most deprived parishes in the Diocese, there are huge opportunities for mission and ministry, providing a great context for a deeply formational curacy.
The parish has a particular passion to serve the children and youth of the community, to deepen the discipleship of the church family, and to serve the wider community – especially those who are lonely, bereaved, unwell, and those struggling with life. Guildford seeks an ordinand who is passionate about St Martin’s mission priorities and is willing to serve, partnering with God alongside a strong cohort of gifted and passionate laity and clergy.
Incumbent Revd Chris Richardson writes, “St Martin’s is a warm and friendly place to be, and where all are loved and valued, and where everyone has a vitally important part to play. We pray our socks off, love people to bits and really care for each other. We’ve seen God move amongst us, especially in our community, in many extraordinary ways. We’d love you to come and join in.”
The curacy will begin at Petertide 2022 and lasts a maximum of 3 years and 1 month.
For full details please see: www.cofeguildford.org.uk/about/vacancies
To express an interest, please send a CV and covering letter to the Diocesan Director of Ordinands:
Revd Dr Craig Holmes | [email protected]
Church House Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YF
We are seeking to appoint 2 Planting Curates who will play a key part in an ambitious and exciting vision for Lincolnshire as part of a bold programme of the Diocese of Lincoln to resource the urban church and see lives and communities transformed.
St. Swithin’s Lincoln was planted in 2014 in partnership with the HTB network and has since planted twice including planting into St. Mark’s, Grimsby in September 2021.
St. Swithin’s and St. Mark’s continue to support and collaborate together and we are now looking for 2 pioneer planters to work with us, 1 based at St. Swithin’s, Lincoln and 1 based at St. Mark’s, Grimsby, in order to plant a further 2 churches.
Planting curates would spend up to 3 years training, leading and building a team at either St Swithin’s or St Mark’s or St Swithin’s before planting. The location of these urban plants will be identified in consultation with the local areas, the planter and plant team, and diocesan strategy. We are looking for people who are open, flexible and responsive to where the Spirit creates opportunity, and keen to build plans with us.
These positions would suit those seeking a first or second curacy. Read the full advert, including parish profiles, a job description and person specification.
Before applying, we would ask ordinands to please contact our Diocesan Director of Ordinands, Revd Sonia Barron, for an informal chat: [email protected] / 07701 36 44 19.
We would be delighted to hear from you as you look to discern where God is calling you to serve him.
Welcome to St Paul's Stockton
We are a recent church revitalisation in Stockton-on-Tees. You can read all about us in our profile.
We hope that some of this is interesting enough for you to want to explore further. As you may have realised from the profile so far, a lot of what we are doing is in the early stages and this will either excite you or scare you (or both).
This is a prime opportunity for someone who wants to get stuck in and see how church revitalisation can happen. You will be able to adapt well to changing circumstances as we seek together to see what God has planned for this church. This means that some of the things we try won’t work out as we planned and some will. But that is part of the adventure of this kind of title post.
So, if you would like to know more, we would love to arrange a conversation to explore what this all might look like for you. You may also want to check out our website: https://stpaulstockton.church.
You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to get a feel for what we are like. Whatever happens we will be praying for you as you discern where God is taking you on this journey.
The Two Rivers Mission Community
Training post for a deacon who expects to be ordained priest.
We offer the chance to train in a rural, multi-parish benefice at the cutting edge of oversight/focal ministry development. We are pioneering new forms of ministry, seeing growth in the rural church, and lay people are being raised up for ministry and mission. A curate will have chance to gain valuable experience of pastoral ministry based in a single parish and also oversight leadership across a variety of churches. He/she will develop the ability to lead creatively and missionally in a rural context. The broad context of our mission community means a curate will be able to use their gifts and talents from the outset and have the opportunity to make a real impact for the kingdom.
There is the possibility that a curate may be able to remain in the benefice as team vicar for a further 3 years after completing a curacy and then leave prepared to take on a team rector role. Please see the parish profile for further information.
The contact in the first instance is the DDO: The Reverend Prebendary John Fisher: [email protected] / 07719 971982.
Serving your curacy in the Diocese of Lichfield
The Diocese of Lichfield welcomes you to explore the opportunity of serving your curacy with us. We offer a wide variety of contexts and traditions across the three episcopal areas of Wolverhampton, Stafford and Shrewsbury. Being released from your home diocese to explore a title post elsewhere can be both exciting and stressful. We would be delighted to journey with you as you discern where God might be calling you to serve him. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please check our website for 2023 curacy vacancies.
In the first instance please contact the DDO, The Revd Romita Shrisunder.
Email: [email protected] Mobile: 07949 033091