The process towards becoming a Licensed Lay Minister normally begins with an informal conversation with your vicar, who will contact the local Area Warden of LLMs. As part of the formal discernment process, the candidate will need to complete an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form (last page of the application form), provide references, and meet with one Clergy and one Lay Assessor.
Upon invitation to a panel interview, the candidate will then need to complete a DBS check. Your vicar will be asked to complete a reference, and a nomination form from the PCC will also be requested.
Successful candidates are invited to complete a period of training, either through the St Edmund’s Course in Christian Studies or St Mellitus College. If studying at St. Edmund’s, the discernment process to become an LLM can take place during the two years of Christian studies with applications to be made no later than Easter of the second year, whilst the discernment process for St. Mellitus takes place prior to the three years of study.
If you think LLM ministry may be for you, talk first to your parish priest. For more general enquiries, email LLM@nulllondon.anglican.org.