2. Locally Trained Priests – Preliminary Requirements

The inquirer needs to be a person who:

      • is baptised and a communicant member of the Anglican church
      • is an active member of the worshipping community for a minimum of two years
      • has a deepening understanding of the presbyterate and of priestly ministry
      • has a significant level of maturity
      • demonstrates some ability to care for people, both individuals and in groups
      • has high moral standards
      • has the support of his/her spouse, fiance(e) or partner, if applicable
      • has a good reputation in the community and in the Parish
      • has the recommendation of her/his parish
      • can demonstrate a mature spirituality and disciplined prayer life
      • has a personal support system in place or a commitment to form one
      • is committed to the discernment process and has the time and resources necessary for the education requirement
      • will have the time and resources necessary to carry out priestly ministry
      • is committed to, and has the capacity for, the training and education involved in the process
      • can articulate a sense of call
      • is willing to have a criminal record check done

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