Formal Steps

Following the initial time of discernment, which may last anything from six months to two years, the Vocations Director may feel it is appropriate, with your agreement, that a formal application to Seminary Formation be made. This involves taking up references from your parish priest and others, a Medical Examination, a DBS safeguarding check and a psychological assessment. These steps prepare for a series of formal interviews with a panel of clergy and lay people from the Archdiocese, finally an interview with the Archbishop concludes the application process.