A seminar in progress at St Stephen's House

Ordinand Students

You have already taken one of the greatest life-changing decisions – to devote your life to the service of God as a priest. The next decision is to find the place of study that will enable you to deepen your understanding and strengthen your commitment to God, the place that will most comprehensively form you for your life’s ministry.

Our conviction is that St Stephen’s House is the place where you will be able to hear your calling most clearly and answer it most faithfully. You will find a unique depth of residential formation here, which will nurture, challenge and develop you in your vocation.

We live in a society within which ordained ministry has never been more needed, nor made so many demands. Therefore, this is a time when formation for priesthood in depth has never been so crucial, and when your choice of where to be trained becomes absolutely pivotal.

So, what will you find here that is so compelling? How would it feel to be a member of our community? And what kind of a place is St Stephen’s House?

The Church of England is a broad church, and we are committed to serving that kind of church. As a community, we are rooted in the tradition of catholic spirituality. But we do not live by labels and stereotypes. We welcome men and women, catholic, liberal and evangelical, and the ethos of St Stephen’s House is one of mutual respect and as we develop our understandings of God.