Candidates who have been selected for training for the ordained ministry as either deacons or priests participate in the Ministry Formation Programme, normally of three years duration. This programme is a full and equal partner with the academic programme, which is the Bachelor of Theology for most candidates. The formation programme has the following components

  • Daily prayer and corporate worship
  • A supervised field placement, usually in a parish
  • An annual three day silent retreat
  • Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Five formation intensive weekends each year