The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Formation for Diaconate & Priesthood


Useful Information

This page is designed to provide information and links that may be helpful to those who are in formation for ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church in CT, including those who are recently ordained. Most information can be found through the links on the left menu. If there is anything you think is missing or something you are having trouble finding anything, please contact the Dean of Formation, Marcus Halley.

Important Dates for Postulants & Candidates

Ember Letters are due to shepherding bishops four times a year: "The Ember Days, traditionally observed on the Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays after the First Sunday in Lent, the Day of Pentecost, Holy Cross Day, and December 13.”

 Continuing Education and Training Resources

Gestalt Pastoral Care

From the Formation Blog:



Compiled GOE Bibliography

Mentoring Guidelines, with Missional Church & Leadership Resources