Old Catholic Apostolic Church

St Catherine's Seminary

Those studying to become clergy in our church undertake formation training with a mentor and take part in distance study. Our educational and training programs are called 'St Catherine's Seminary'. The study is thorough yet manageable and provides a strong basis for sacramental ministry in a mission setting. It is tailored to part-time and non-stipendary serving, and there is no cost to our candidates. OCAC makes no claim to connection with any other seminary or education institute and training under this program is internal for OCAC clergy or adherents only.

Candidates with existing recognised qualifications can be given credits for existing work or experience leading to exemptions where relevant for certain candidates.

Potential candidates, including those not yet part of OCAC, please enquire here:seminary@oldcatholicapostolicchurch.org
Application form for Incardination (joining as clergy) or for candidacy for ordination, click here.

The path to ordination includes progression through the minor orders alongside study and practical ministry - rather like an apprenticeship - and allows progression at a pace suitable to you as well as active Christian ministry as soon as you start. As a church we do not make candidates wait until academic studies are completed before ministry commences. While studying and in the minor orders a full and satisfying ministry can be exercised, with a range of service orders available for clergy in minor orders. As study is important, so is training: there are training and practical modules for self study too. A general educational resource can be found at The Old Catholic Education Society, a religious society for the advancement of Old Catholic study and information, a part of OCAC.

The link to the seminary website is here.
The link to the Old Catholic Education Society is here.

Click these links for more resource:
Duties and Roles of those in Minor Orders
Working through the Minor Orders
Duties and Roles of those in Holy Orders

Duties for CDM Pastors in OCAC
Oath of Allegiance (for clergy)
Liturgy of The Old Catholic Apostolic Church

Year 2 Liturgy of OCAC
Order of the Liturgy (Ordo Liturgia)

Click the links below to access the training modules and program

Scripture Modules
Old Testament
New Testament
The Apocrypha
Other Scriptures
Missing Scripture

Training Modules
Preparing for Chaplaincy

 Delivering a Service Training Module
Pastors Training Program
Priestly Training Program

Ecclesial Modules
Types of Church Buildings
Types of Church Minister
The Vestments
The Altar furniture
Dressing the Altar
The Church Calendar
The Denominations

Other Resource Modules

History of OCAC & Polity Training Module
Pastoral Care Training Module
Worship & Preaching Training Module