We’re SWMTC, a ministry training course based in the South West.

Our part-time training is Christ-centred, world-engaging and rooted in local communities, with lay and ordained ministers learning generously together.

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SWMTC: Our Story

SWMTC is about a community that is a complete tapestry of Church life here in the South West. We learn, laugh & cry together as we walk the Emmaus road, as we come together to continue to discern the call of God in our lives; staff & students together. Click here to read the SWMTC Community rule of life.


Training for Ordination

We provide training and formation that is rooted in local contexts and prepares people for ordained ministry as priests and deacons in a variety of settings.

Training for LLMs (Readers)​

We provide an integrated training programme of academic study, skills in ministry, and personal spiritual formation.

Training for Everyone​

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There are two programmes for all people, enabling exploration of vocations to ministry and providing academic study of theology. 

Why Study with SWMTC?​

We think there are many reasons why you should choose to study with SWMTC, and our students and an independent review agree with us.​

“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 21st century ministry”