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We are excited about sharing the Gospel 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.

adventurous faith | missional hope | grounded love

Appointment of new Principal
We are delighted to announce that the new Principal of SWMTC is to be Ven. Dr Mark Butchers, Archdeacon of Barnstaple.

Mark has served in parishes in London, Devon and Oxford. His PhD from King’s College, London explored the influence of theology of resurrection in the theology of creation.

Mark brings deep pastoral wisdom and a familiarity with the Church in the South West as well as theological expertise and teaching experience.

Mark will take on the role of Principal in September.

Training for Ordination

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

Training for Readers​

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

Training for Everyone​

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 informed the other, readying me and equipping me for 21st century ministry."