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Practical skills for pastoral ministry
Oak Hill trains both men and women for Christian ministry. In practice, this means that we welcome male and female students, who hold a wide variety of views about the ordination of women, to train for every ministry currently exercised in the Church of England.

In this matter, as in other areas, we encourage staff and students to develop attitudes of graciousness, humility and respect towards one another. Men and women from different denominations and traditions, both in the UK and overseas, bring a richness to life in the Oak Hill community.

External assessors appointed by the Ministry Division of the Archbishops' Council interview and evaluate all candidates once every year. Oak Hill tutors provide pastoral care and spiritual direction for students on a regular basis.

A wide range of church placements

Situated in North London, we are able to offer a variety of different church placements and chaplaincies, enabling students to gain valuable experience across a broad range of church traditions during their training. Liturgical and pastoral formation continues under the leadership of experienced incumbents.

Alongside these Sunday placements, we provide opportunities for specific week-long ministerial experiences and missions. Every ordinand is required to participate in at least one parish mission while at the college
the bishop of london
"Training in London for the ordained ministry carries with it many benefits. In particular the wide range of churches representing different traditions in the diocese provide excellent opportunities for parish placements for ordinands as part of their training at Oak Hill College."  
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, former Bishop of London  
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