Ordinands

The majority of our residential students are preparing for ordained ministry in the Church of England, to serve across the country in rural, suburban and inner city parishes.

Before booking onto one of our interview days please ensure that your DDO is happy for you to be interviewed.

The Road to Ordination

Ordinands at RidleyBecoming an Ordinand in the Church of England

There are five (overlapping) stages normally involved in becoming an Ordinand (the term for a candidate for ordained ministry) in the Church of England:

  1. Prior involvement in the Anglican Church
  2. Consulting your incumbent priest
  3. Contacting your Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO)
  4. The Bishops' Advisory Panel
  5. Theological training

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Ordinands

The majority of our residential students are preparing for ordained ministry in the Church of England, to serve across the country in rural, suburban and inner city parishes.

Before booking onto one of our interview days please ensure that your DDO is happy for you to be interviewed.

The Road to Ordination

Ordinands at RidleyBecoming an Ordinand in the Church of England

There are five (overlapping) stages normally involved in becoming an Ordinand (the term for a candidate for ordained ministry) in the Church of England:

  1. Prior involvement in the Anglican Church
  2. Consulting your incumbent priest
  3. Contacting your Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO)
  4. The Bishops' Advisory Panel
  5. Theological training

Click the tabs to find out more.