Welcome to this simple portal site for the South Central Theological Education Institution (the SCTEI).

The SCTEI trains women and men for ministry in the Church of England, using the national Common Awards scheme validated by the University of Durham.  We operate over four formation centres, each of which has its own website, but we work together as one institution, with one governing body and management committee.

You can click here, for a diagram of our structure.

To learn more about the individual centres, what they do and how to apply to study, please visit:

The Diocese of Guildford Local Ministry Programme

The Diocese of Oxford Local Ministry Programme

The Diocese of Winchester School of Mission

Sarum College, Salisbury, Centre for Formation in Ministry


If you are looking for our policies, which apply to all staff and students, you can find them here, on our Policies Page.

Contacting the SCTEI

If you have a question, or would like to contact us, please click here to email the SCTEI Academic Registrar, or you may like to use one of the links above for the individual formation centres.

The Church of England Ministry Division

Durham University Common Awards Website

Important TEI Documentation