Apply to Ridley Lay Ministry

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Applying to Ridley Lay Ministry

Before you apply…

Before you apply…

Do take time to explore the lay ministry pages on this website, and feel free to contact us to speak with us directly or ask questions. You are also warmly invited to visit us in person on one of our open days.

How to apply

How to apply

To apply for any of our lay ministry courses, please complete and return an application form (Word doc).

Applications can be uploaded here or returned either electronically or by mail:

layministry@ridley.cam.ac.uk

Ridley Lay Ministry, Ridley Hall, Ridley Road, Cambridge CB3 9HG

For queries please contact us.

Please note: Students apply directly to Ridley Hall (not through UCAS).

What to expect next

What to expect next

Once we have received your application we will read it through and then let you know within five working days whether you have been granted an interview.

When we invite you to interview we will give further details regarding the interview day. We appreciate interviews can feel stressful and we will do all we can to put you at ease and see you at your best.

The interview is a chance for you to tell us about:

  1. your calling to ministry
  2. your ministerial experience
  3. your academic history

The interview day will consist of two face-to-face interviews with tutors from the course and some group work with other interviewees.

The dress code is smart casual.

After the interview

After the interview

You will hear within two to three weeks after the interview whether you have a place on the course. Our next step is to discuss with successful applicants which professional practice agency (church, project or other organisation) they might be place with during their studies.