The Ordained and Lay Ministries are open to both men and women. Each province will have their own respective admission criteria based on the Constitution, and individual bishops will advise on selection and formation.

In the home province of the United Kingdom a basic requirement is for the attainment of a university degree in any subject. This provides evidence of a candidate’s academic ability and capability for further study.

In countries where the availability of advanced education and learning is difficult to obtain, decisions on a candidate’s suitability for Holy Orders may be locally decided.

Bishops and their advisers will ascertain how best to proceed in each individual case. Potential ordinands should have been baptised and confirmed in a church within the Apostolic Succession.

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