CURRENT FORMATION AND SELECTION CRITERIA FOR DISTINCTIVE DEACONS 2020

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The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly set back the Church of England’s Ministry Division in its work on renewing the selection and formation criteria or qualities for those exploring their vocation.

A decision has now been made to postpone using the new Qualities until autumn 2021, and to continue using the current guidelines.

The guidelines below are fully based on CofE criteria, with distinctive diaconal elements added.  They are endorsed by the Bishop of Exeter for use in the diocese and are also in use informally elsewhere.

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