Placements are an essential ingredient in practical ministerial training and are offered to all students in their first year at college. They are a requirement of ordination training but we find that many of our other students also value the training.
If you are a college-based ordinand, you will need to do a church-based placement and a non-church sector (community) placement.
If you are a context-based ordinand, you will do the equivalent in your context.
For the majority, this will mean doing a four-week supervised placement in a church in the Bristol area during Lent or the summer. This will also involve Sunday visits before the placement.
For those training in context the placement will take place within the context community.
Placements are weekly or completed as a two-week block during the summer. They take place at a hospital, school, prison or other industrial or community area giving time for reflection to take place while observing and participating in the practice of ministry.
Matching you to the right placement...
Placements are an important aspect of student training and great care is taken to match a student to a supervisor, so that both parties get maximum benefit from the placement.