Local Pastoral Ministry
In order to train as a Local Pastoral Minister (LPM), a candidate needs to be recommended by their incumbent and PCC using the Recommendation for Training Form. They will then be invited to attend the Key Skills initial pastoral training course. Following completion of the course and a satisfactory DBS check they will then be commissioned to their parish.
The commissioning lasts for five years after which there is an opportunity for both the parish and LPM to review the situation and if appropriate apply to be recommissioned for a further five years.
All LPM’s are required to train to level C2 in Safeguarding (ie complete C0, C1 and C2 levels) and keep an up to date DBS check. For more information on these and if you have any safeguarding questions or concerns please follow the Safeguarding Link.
The diocese also offers some additional training modules in specific aspects of pastoral care, for more information on these please see the leaflet below.
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