We do not have a Seminary, but we can put you in touch with one local to you.
We welcome applications from both men and women, heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gendered. As long as the candidate can complete the following stages to the best of their ability, we will welcome them.
The stages to ordination with us are:
- Initial Application
This is the initial stage where you send a request to us for an application form. We will send to you via email the application form. When you completed the application form and returned it to us, we will move you to the next stage.
We will also require:
* a Police Records Check/DBS
* copies of any Certificates/Transcripts listed within your application form.
This is a period for both the candidate and the Director of Ordinands to contemplate the calling to serve the Lord and to serve ULCCI as a member of Clergy. This part of the process can take up to 12 months.
- Bishop’s Advisory Panel (BAP)
Once the Discernment stage has been completed or when it is felt that you are ready, you will be invited to attend a BAP meeting. If you pass the BAP stage then you move onto the Seminary stage. You can only attend 3 BAP meetings. BAP’s are held twice a year.
Most Seminaries courses last between 3 – 5 years. This stage is required to progress to the Ordination stage.
- Ordination as Transitional Deacon
Being ordained as a Transitional Deacon does not mean that is the end of the road. You can remain a Deacon or progress to become a Priest in ULCCI. During your Diaconal ministry you will be required to provide your Ordination Coordinator with the name and address of 10 contacts who would be wiling to provide you with letter of support.
- Priestly Ordination
The final stage to Ordination as the Priesthood within the United Liberal Catholic Church International.