South west ministry training course
Ministry Training

Evening Classes
New Encounters in Theology evening classes are accessible to anyone. Please contact Belinda on 01392 272544 if you are interested in attending or would like more information or see leaflet here.

Foundations in Christian Ministry
If you are interested in our new Foundations in Christian Ministry one-year formational programme, please contact the Director of Lay Education.

Lay Education
If you are interested in our Lay Education short courses such as Exploring Christianity or Pilgrim, please contact the Director of Lay Education.

Entrance to the courses run by SWMTC for those training for ordained ministry is restricted to those who have been selected for training by their sponsoring churches. Therefore application must, in the first instance, be made through those churches. Each of the churches has its own rigorous selection procedure, usually with a lengthy process of interviews and meetings, followed by formal selection conferences. Your own home minister should be the first contact. The following could be contacted for all those considering training for ordination or for Reader ministry

Vocations Officer for Exeter Diocese
Revd Hannah Alderson

Diocesan Directors of Ordinands

Exeter Diocese
The Revd Preb Becky Totterdell

Truro Diocese
The Revd Jane Vaughan-Wilson
Tel: 01736 351825

Bath & Wells Diocese
The Revd Sue Rose

Wardens of Readers
Exeter Diocese
The Venerable Christopher Futcher, Archdeacon of Exeter, 01392 425577,

Truro Diocese
The Ven Audrey Elkington (Archdeacon of Bodmin) 01208 892811

SWMTC: Contact: Administrator Belinda Speed-Andrews on 01392 272544
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