Priest Craft is a program designed for those considering Holy Orders in the Anglican Church or those who are interested in learning more about the structure and function of various special activities of the clergy. The class meets once a month and is taught by the clergy of the congregation. The gatherings are usually one evening a month for two and a half hours.
Topics such as visitation, pastoral counseling, hearing confession, preparing persons for marriage, the conduct of various services, and a wide range of other topics provide an excellent introduction for those who participate.
Faithful and regular attendance is required of students doing a formal course of mentored ministry or field education (this is a formal part of the supervision) and persons definitely intending to apply through the parish for Holy Orders (this is part of the parish’s process of discernment). For others, regular attendance is appreciated for continuity and mutual support.