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Church Service Committee

The provincial Church Service Committee (formerly the Church Service Advisory Board) exists:

  • To promote and encourage all areas of church service.
  • To advise on the selection and training of candidates for church service, at home and abroad, and to keep under review the progress of candidates in training until the completion of their period of supervised service.
  • To plan and organise the continuing training of ministers and lay workers.
  • To oversee the initial and continuing training of lay preachers and lay leaders.

The Church Service Committee consists of four members of the Moravian Church in the British Province, elected by nomination and ballot at Synod and holding office until their successors are elected; at least one bishop, agreed by the bishops; and members of the Provincial Board deputed by that Board. The current Committee consists of:

Rt Rev Sarah Groves (Bishop)

Rev Professor Peter M. Gubi (Chair and Pastoral Supervision Co-ordinator)

Ms Roberta Hoey (Chair of the Provincial Board)

Rev Bob Hopcroft (Student Training Co-ordinator)

Rev David Howarth (Provincial Board)

Rt Rev Joachim Kreusel (Bishop)

Rev Michael Newman (Secretary)

Rev Dr Livingstone Thompson (Provincial Board)

Rev Kathryn Woolford

The committee meets twice a year (in February/March and October) with a set agenda, and once (June) to discuss (a) chosen issue(s) more in-depth.

Information about Ordained Ministry

The Committee responds to enquiries for ministry. If you are interested in ordained ministry, please click on the link here - How to apply for ministry in the Moravian Church.

You may wish to speak confidentially to your minister or to the chair of the Church Service Committee about your sense of call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For a paper on how the Moravian Church understands ministry, please click on the link here - A Moravian Understanding of Ministry

For information that can help you reflect on a call to ordained ministry please click on the link here - Pre interview reflection guide

The Committee arranges supportive supervision for Ministers in training. The details of this can be found here - Supervisory Process 2019

Support for ministers in service

The Committee oversees the Pastoral Supervision of Ministers and Paid Church Workers through the Pastoral Supervision Co-ordinator. The link for information about this system of support is found here - Moravian Church Policy on Pastoral Supervision

The Moravian Church’s policy on Continuing Ministerial Education can be found here (awaited from PEC).

Information for Church Committees

Ministry in the Moravian Church is a shared responsibility with the Church Committees. Information about the roles Church Committee undertake can be found here Serving the Local Congregation – a Guide for Church Committees

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