The Women's continuing Ministerial Education Trust (WCMET) exists to further the Continuing Ministerial Education of women in the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church by providing grants to ordained women, female Accredited Lay Workers* (including Church Army sisters) religious sisters (Lay or Ordained) who, in the opinion of the Trustee, are in need of financial assistance. Use the links below to gain the paper work needed for applying for a WCMET grant. NB please do read the advice on application to avoid dissapointment.
*Accredited Lay Worker has been a term used in the Church of England to refer to people who have gone through a national selection process, followed by admission and licensing (under Canon E7) as a lay worker or evangelist (Church Army). This is no longer a category used in the Church of England’s national selection processes, but several accredited lay workers remain involved in ministry in some dioceses.
WCMET application form
Application form for the Women's Continuing Ministerial Education Trust
WCMET notes on completing the application
Notes of guidance on eligibility and how to approach completing your application