The Portsmouth Pathway (PP) is based at St Luke's Church in the heart of Portsmouth. It provides non-residential training for both ordinands and readers-in-training from Portsmouth Diocese and beyond.
We meet to share food, worship and learning on Tuesday evenings over three 10-week terms. In addition, ordinands spend six residential weekends per year at Cuddesdon shared with the Oxford Ministry Course and a residential week also at Cuddesdon together with students from the Oxford Ministry Course and West of England Ministerial Training Course. Readers-in-training have three residential weekends and further opportunities throughout the year to reflect upon their vocation and ministry.
The Portsmouth Pathway offers a theological education oriented towards students' formation and developing the competencies they will need for public ministry. For ordinands, learning alongside readers-in-training provides a rich experience of training, an enhanced appreciation of distinct ministerial vocations, and lays the foundations for strongly collaborative ministry in the future.
The location at St Luke's provides opportunities for students to share in the life of this inner-city church community as it responds creatively to the considerable urban regeneration taking place in the area.
For more information on the Portsmouth Pathway, please call Course Director, Revd Dr James Grenfell on 07590 560174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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