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