The appraisal process
Once candidates for the ministries of Word and Sacrament or the Diaconate have been accepted, they are subject to a process of regular appraisal. This is the process by which the Church assure themselves that all aspects of training have been completed in a satisfactory fashion.
No candidate can proceed to the next stage of training for either of these ministries without the previous year having been commended at the annual appraisal. A final appraisal is conducted and must be completed satisfactorily before candidates can seek a charge or appointment. This appraisal process does not at present apply to candidates for the readership.