About Us

About Us

Our Purpose

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

Our Ministry

We achieve our purpose 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 of 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, workshops for parish leaders on a model of pastoral staff reviews, Marriage in Ministry weekends for church workers, Prepare/Enrich training days for clergy and providing a professional development pathway for clergy and church workers called Lifelong Ministry Development (www.lmd.com.au).

Our Staff

Our highly qualified and experienced staff are always on-hand to answer any queries and assist you in your own personal journey.

Gary O’Brien

MT&D Director

(02) 9265 1581


Steve Rockwell

Assistant Director

(02) 9265 1587


Christine Pollett

Lead Administrator

(02) 9265 1585


Claire Pritchard

Candidate Administrator

(02) 9265 1587