Anglican Identity

Unit Overview
Before you start ministering within a denomination you want to have confidence it is the structure from which you want to work. This unit is designed to help students see why Anglicanism is not just a ‘good boat to fish from’, but an enriching environment from which to minister, grow and learn.

This unit looks at the basis of Anglicanism, how it works in practice and what’s distinctive about ministry and mission in the Anglican church. Learning from someone who has been involved with the Anglican church at a number of levels for two decades, students will come to appreciate the structure of the denomination, its theological basis, and the flexibility it offers.

As well as learning from the history and tradition of Anglicanism, this unit assesses current expressions of Anglicanism and global issues facing the Anglican Church. It seeks to encourage students to appreciate the legacy of the Church as well as see the possibilities and how they can help shape its future.

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Unit Details

 Mode On Campus Online
Workload One Semester, 6 credit point unit One Semester, 6 credit point unit
Status Anglican Ordination Requirement Anglican Ordination Requirement
Unit Code CH016: Anglican Identity Part A CH016: Anglican Identity Part A
Prerequisites You must have completed at least one full-time equivalent year You must have completed at least one full-time equivalent year
Who Richard Trist Rhys Bezzant

Unit Content

This is a six-credit-point unit, which is half of a standard 12-credit-point unit. Students often pair this unit with PC085 The Anglican Prayer Book or another six-credit-point unit.

Study Expectations

You should expect to spend around 5–6 hours a week on this 6 credit-point unit, including class or online learning and completing assessment. Students will need to arrange to visit and observe at least one Anglican service during the semester (not their own congregation).


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