2.1 The applicant needs to be a person who:

  • is baptized and a voting member of the local congregation

  • is an active member of the worshipping community and has been for a minimum of one year

  • has an understanding of baptismal ministry consistent with that of the Anglican Church of Canada

  • has an understanding of the orders of bishops, priests, and deacons consistent with that of the Anglican Church of Canada

  • is mature and stable

  • demonstrates an ability to care for people, both as individuals and in groups

  • has high moral and ethical standards

  • has a good reputation in the community and in the parish

  • has potential for leadership

  • has the recommendation of her/his incumbent and church council

  • has a mature spirituality and disciplined prayer life

  • will have the time and resources necessary to carry out his/her licensed lay ministry

  • is committed to, and has the capacity for, the training and education involved in the process

  • can articulate a sense of call

2.2 The applicant must provide the Diocese with an acceptable criminal record check.