Our Purpose

Ministry Training & Development exists to recruit, select, train and develop Anglican ministers for the Diocese of Sydney.

Our Ministry

We do this through:


Visiting Moore College, regional conferences and other training events to speak about Anglican ministry and answer questions as well as being available to meet and talk to enquirers.


Making recommendations to the Archbishop about ordination for candidates to the diaconate and presbyterate following two year discernment processes that involve personal and panel interviews, psychological assessments, pastoral supervision and observation in life and ministry.


Alongside study at Youthworks and Moore College and their student ministry supervised by their rector, ordination candidates attend an annual Candidates Conference to learn more about Anglican ministry and be better equipped to serve.  They also meet quarterly with a Ministry Chaplain appointed by MT&D to help them discern God’s leading.

Newly ordained deacons join the Ministry Development (MD) program for three years, which includes 21 workshops, an annual conference, psychometric testing to form a ministry development plan and a 360 evaluation.


Providing a range of ministry development opportunities including shaping ministry development plans with presbyter candidates, providing a Clergy Wives program for deacons wives, providing an annual staff teams conference (Ministry Intensive or Next Level Conference), providing Marriage in Ministry weekends for church workers and providing Prepare/Enrich training days for clergy.