Those called to the role of Licensed Lay Minister will normally undertake three years of academic and formational education and training. That will consist of two years of theological study (paid for by the student) followed by the St Edmund’s LLM training course, which consists of a number of Saturdays over a year.
The Diocese of London will cover the total cost of the St Edmunds LLM training course for all candidates who have been successful in the LLM discernment process and have previously completed the Christian studies course.
Students are required to complete several projects during the year focused on a particular area of interest and agreed with the course leader. These could be submitted in a variety of appropriate forms such as art, poetry, music, video, audio or traditional essay writing. Students will meet their personal tutor regularly for support during the course.