If you feel a calling to Minister and would
like to be considered for ordination please fill out the application form below
and send it back to us.
If you are already ordained in another church, please note that applications
must be accompanied by a letter of excardination from your current church.
If your application is successful you will be required to either travel to
Sweden or the UK for your ordination ceremonies. Or with prior arrangement -
cover the costs of travel and provide accommodation (if required) for the Bishop
and at least one other Clergy.
The Church of St Mary & St John runs it's own seminary where you can study and
submit course work to us online. The Minor Orders will earn you a Certificate in
Esoteric Comparative Theology and the Major Orders a Diploma in Esoteric
Comparative Theology. Please see the seminary section for more details.
Clergy members of The Church of St Mary and
St John are those Ordained to any of the following Orders: Lay Cleric;
Lay Reader; Cleric; Doorkeeper; Reader; Exorcist; Acolyte; Sub-deacon;
Deacon; Priest/Priestess; Monsignor; Abbot/Abbess and Bishop, as well as
any who shall belong to named Religious Orders designated under the
The Lay positions are at the discretion of the local Priest. They are offered to
members of the congregation who wish to be more active within the Church and can
be used as a prelude to seeking orders. These are non ordained positions.
Cleric - 1st
The training period for the minor order of
Cleric is expected to be a minimum of six months. However this depends
on the progress of the Aspirant and is at the discretion of the synod of
The position of Cleric is to start the nurturing process of the spiritual path.
To begin a process of devotional pray and study, which will lead the Aspirant
closer to the Divine, and further away from the mundane. This is achieved by a
three fold process:
1. Training of the physical body, utilising exercise, cleansing, personal prayer
and meditation. (This can include - Yoga, Tai Chi, Callisthenics or a
combination of all three. Ideally organic foods, avoiding processed foods and
2. Expansion of the mind, through reading of the scriptures, study of religious
and spiritual paths and traditions. Also taking a more active and direct role in
the communal prayer, the Divine Eucharist and other rites and services of the
3. To take a more active role within the service of humanity through the Church.