We have a very strong group of curates in the Diocese of Gloucester and with over 50 curates and over 40 training parishes, we are constantly looking at ways of developing our Curate Training Programme, (officially titled Initial Ministerial Development).
Most of the training takes place in the parish and is supervised by the training incumbent. There are also training events which bring curates together for mutual support and learning. The aim is to develop curates competence in the tasks they have to perform, but even more important to develop their formation as ministers of God.
The Curate Handbooks, one for each of the first three years of the curacy, set out the principles and overall pattern for the training programme, and should be read by all curates and training incumbents. Hard copies are available from Jenny Stone.
There is also an extensive range of resources from setting up the curacy through to moving on which may be helpful when the time is right. The Co-ordinator of Curate Training is the Revd Ian Bussell.
Setting up a curacy
Welcome and Support – Parish checklist
Discussion headers for initial meetings between potential training incumbents and ordinands
Setting up a curacy flow chart
Parish profile proforma
Registration of Interest form
Working Agreement outline
Can I Have a Curate?
Preparing for Ordination
Mainly for curates
Year 1 Handbook
Year 2 Handbook
Year 3 and beyond Handbook
IMD programme 2016-2017
Portfolios and Assignments
SSM – Parish to home boundary travel expenses form< (Word)/a>
SSM – Parish to home boundary travel expenses form (pdf)
Sermon feedback form
Worship feedback formKey Resources for Rural Ministry (from the Arthur Rank Centre)
Training in the First Three Years Checklist – practical list for ministerial tasks expected as part of a curacy
The role of an Interim Supervisor
What to do when the Incumbent leaves
Mainly for Training Incumbents
Leading Worship – giving a curate confidence and competence
How to Give Good Supervision
Learning Style and Ministry
Hind Learning Outcomes
Formation Criteria phase 2
Formation criteria – from selection to completion
An alternative checklist for learning
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Grove Booklet P128 (2011) ‘Supervising a Curate’ by Rick Simpson available at no cost for Gloucester training incumbents and curates. For a copy contact Jenny.