St Mellitus College will seek to work in collaboration with the sending dioceses DDO and/or Bishop to identify the most suitable context-based placement. We are grateful to dioceses for suggestions of healthy missional placements which will facilitate appropriate leadership formation and strong supervision that meet the College’s criteria. St Mellitus College will ensure that dioceses are aware of the placement of ordinands, including ordinands from another diocese.
The sponsoring diocese may wish to be involved in the selection of the placement context but the TEI has responsibility for ensuring that the placement will provide appropriate training opportunities for the ordinand.
For the ordinand’s primary placement it is sometimes but not always the case that an ordinand will remain in their current context, where relational capital is already established which allows the ordinand to step into greater responsibility for mission and ministry in a way that enhances and accelerates their formation for leadership during training. Whether ordinands stay or move to a new context for training is always discussed in conversation with DDOs, Bishops and the College.
Please visit our Incumbents and Supervisors page for further information about placements churches for ordinands.