Exploring Ordained Ministry
Be encouraged by other people’s journeys; talk to others who have followed the path you are drawn to. You might like to hear from two people who wondered if Ordination was the right pathway for them in this video.
Priests build up the Body of Christ in the Church to serve the world by:
• Celebrating the sacraments
• Leading worship
• Teaching and preaching
• Pastoral care
• Mission and Evangelism
• Presiding over a community
• Pointing to the life of Christ
Priests serve in a variety of roles including:
• Parish Ministry
• Chaplaincy (Education, Prisons, NHS, The Forces etc)
• Diocesan & National Responsibilities
• Workplace based Ministry
• Pioneering & Fresh Expression Ministry
Priests can have full-time or part-time ministerial roles. They can be paid a stipend, or work voluntarily. They can be called to serve in an Assistant or Leader capacity, in their local home context or deployed nationally.
- Click here to find out more about the selection process and here to see the selection Qualities that the National Church introduced in 2021.
- Click here to find out more about Self Supporting ministry
The normal maximum age for ordination to stipendiary ministry is 53, to self-supporting ministry 58.