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Initial Ministerial Education Phase 2


The Bishop Responsibile for Ministry in the Hereford Diocese
is The Right Revd Alistair Magowan, Bishop of Ludlow.

The Revd Preb Nick Helm oversees Curate Training in conjunction with three year tutors.

Revd Preb Nick Helm    Tel: (01584) 871 085

 Revd Alan Walden is tutor for Year 1 Curates

Revd Melanie Horton is tutor for Year 2 Curates

Revd Mike Catling  is tutor for Year 3 Curates

Mrs Fiona Bowkett PA to the MSD and Curate Training Officer

IME2 is a three-way partnership between the local church(es) where the curate serves, the curate and the Diocese. It is for all curates who are in their first three years after ordination, whether full-time stipendiary (paid) or part-time or unpaid.

IME2 aims to support and develop the vocation and ministry of newly ordained clergy (curates) in the first three years after ordination. It forms a bridge between their initial training, whether on a course or at a college, and the more autonomous ministerial responsibilities of Incumbency or as an SSM Associate Minister.

It looks to equip curates to provide the ordained ministry needed to implement the strategic vision of the Diocese for the future of the Church, in accordance with the national Learning Outcomes given by the House of Bishops for this stage of ministry.

More details of the Curate Training Programme and relevant documents are available on the following pages:

IME2 Programme

IME2 Learning Agreements

IME2 Handbooks, Guidelines & Forms

IME2 Annual Reviews

Training Incumbents are also supported in their role as the primary trainers for Curates see IME2 Training Incumbents Programme & Events.