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IME Phase 2 aims to support curates in developing as leaders and team members allowing them to understand and experience the changing role of the ordained minister in order to stimulate and enable others to participate more fully in the mission of God in the world. 

The process includes:  

  • Some academic study 
  • Mentor groups 
  • Training days 
  • Residential conference
  • Possible placement 

This is a 3 to 4-year process where the candidate is supported by a training incumbent and by the IME Director Tim Fletcher. 

We are committed to implementing the good practice and standards outlined in the ‘Formation Criteria for Ordination’ (2014) which outline the learning outcomes for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of training for ordained ministry. We in common with all the dioceses of the Church of England have a formal process for transparent and fair assessment through your Curacy based on these Learning Outcomes. 

From July 2023

A new formation framework will be in place by July 2023. The documents can be downloaded below.

Key Resources