Employment for Sponsored Students

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Anglican Ministerial Students

Our Anglican ministerial students, after successful completion of their programme that has been approved by the Church of England for Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 1, are ordained and move into Phase 2 of IME training during their Curacy in the Church of England. See the Church of England Website.

Our students go on to a mix of stipendiary and non-stipendiary posts across the UK and abroad. See below for how the Queen’s Foundation is involved in the delivery of this curacy training for the Diocese of Lichfield.

Methodist Ministerial Students

Our Methodist Ministerial Students, after successful completion of their programme, that has been recommended and approved by the Methodist Church in Britain, move onto the next phase of training in Circuit as Methodist Probationer Presbyters or Deacons.  See below for how the Queen’s Foundation is involved in the delivery of this probationary training.

Readers in the Church of England

Trainee Readers from the Diocese of Worcester and Lichfield, upon successful completion of their programme taught jointly with the Queen’s Foundation and diocesan staff, become licenced as Readers in the Church of England.  Other Readers in the Church of England study as independent students to enhance their understanding of their role.

Curates in the Church of England

Lichfield Curates who successfully complete phase 2 of their Initial Ministerial Education in partnership with the Queen’s Foundation move into further ministerial positions, whether as Incumbents or as assistant ministers, and whether  stipendiary or non-stipendiary.

Probationers in the Methodist Church in Britain

Most probationers complete the second part of their ministerial education with the Queen’s Foundation.  Upon successful completion students are received into Full Connexion with the British Methodist Church and ordained as Presbyteral or Diaconal Ministers.

Wesleyan Holiness Church Ministers

Students sponsored for initial ministerial education by the Wesleyan Holiness Church upon successful completion of their course become recognized Ministers of the Wesleyan Holiness Church.

As a result of sponsorship arrangements, the learning and formation planned via the curriculum, and all activity at the Foundation is focused on preparing students to undertake and enhance their prospective or current roles. The Church of England and Methodist Church in Britain have their own systems for reviewing and reporting in the Foundation’s ability to prepare students for their roles. For the Church of England, the Quality in Formation process leads to a judgement by the House of Bishops that Queen’s is recognised as an approved Theological Education Institute, and by Ministry Division that are programmes and pathway are approved. For the Methodist Church processes of review will lead to a decision of their governing body, the Conference, to approve Queen’s as a Centre within their Learning Network. See http://www.queens.ac.uk/about/reports