Application for a Place on the Occasional Preacher Training and Subsequent Authorisation as an Occasional Preacher
PART A Details of the Person Requesting Authorisation
This form is to be completed by the individual applicant
Before completing this form, you need to have read the Occasional Preachers' Paper which accompanies this form and which gives a rationale for this ministry and training. Authorisation will not be given until you have completed the Occasional Preachers' Training successfully. Attendance does not guarantee authorisation. Completion of this form does not guarantee a place on the course.
(It is assumed that anybody wishing to exercise a preaching ministry will be an actual communicant in the Church of England)
I understand I will be accountable to the Bishop of Guildford and his successors and to the Incumbent of the parish, and in my preaching will be faithful to the witness of Holy Scripture and the doctrines of the Church as the Church of England has inherited and expounded them. I understand that this authorisation refers only to my own parish and, if successful, will be reconsidered in 3 years' time.