We are the South West Ministry Training Course

SWMTC is a ministry training course based in the South West of England.  Our part-time training is Christ-centred, world-engaging and rooted in local communities, with lay and ordained ministers learning generously together.  SWMTC is about a community that is a complete tapestry of Church life.  We learn, we laugh, and we cry together as we walk the Emmaus road and come together, staff and students, to continue to discern the call of God in our lives.

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Information about our Theology,  Ministry and Mission course.

Information about our training for licensed lay ministers.

Information about our one year course for those exploring their vocation.

Information about our longer course for those exploring their vocation.


'My experience of formation with SWMTC, firmly rooted in my home church, in work, in family, and in study, has been incredibly positive. Each has formed the other, readying me and equipping me for twenty-first-century ministry'