Mixed-Mode Training

Mixed Mode at Wycliffe

Welcome to our pages for ordinands following the Mixed Mode Pathway!

Vacancy for a Mixed Mode Ordinand Communities Pastor - St Clements Church, Oxford - click to view

Pioneering opportunity in a mixed mode context


We can offer you a truly integrated and stimulating preparation for ministry:

  • Excellent teaching and formation at a college where the teachers are part of Oxford University’s world-class Faculty of Theology and Religion
  • The chance to be part of a worshipping community preparing for gospel ministry
  • A compelling missional context in which to put your learning into operation, right from the start
  • A chance to be part of God’s plan in taking the gospel message forward.

When mixed mode students arrive at the Hall, they sit down with the Mixed Mode Course Director and build an Individual Learning Plan.

Our basic curriculum can be found here. You’ll notice that there are lots of places where you can choose to develop your learning with a ministry focus. This might be developing an initiative in your church or exploring an area in which you have a particular interest. The Mixed Mode course is uniquely tailored with integrate learning in mind whilst retaining the formational emphasis and academic rigour which is the heart of our learning at Wycliffe.

Mixed-Mode FAQs Click to view

We hope you find these pages useful. Please contact us for more information.

Jenni Williams, MM Course Director, 01865 284771

Jon Williams, Context Supervisor, 01865 284771

Course Structure

The Course Director for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theology, Ministry and Mission, Mixed-Mode at Wycliffe Hall is Jenni Williams.

Designed for students who have been approved for ministerial training within the Church of England, this three-year, full-time course culminates in a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theology, Ministry, and Mission, Mixed-Mode from the University of Durham. Although the degree is awarded by Durham, all of the teaching and learning takes place in Oxford. Teaching is normally conducted by Wycliffe Hall staff in lectures and small group seminars. There are also opportunities to attend other University lectures, and there may be the chance to have teaching in conjunction with other Theological Colleges. 

Mixed-mode students spend two days a week in college for lectures, seminars, and community life. The other three/four days a week are spent in supervised placements that offer contextual learning. Up to 30% of the student’s credits will come from these supervised placements.  

Full details on the course structure, including paper options and assessment methods, can be found under Wycliffe Hall on the TEI Module Overview webpage on the University of Durham Common Awards website.

Ministerial & Formational Activities

Ordinands are expected to participate in the life of the worshipping community through participation in daily chapel services and a weekly fellowship group led by a Wycliffe tutor.  In addition to their weekly supervised placements, students serve one 5-week summer placement.  The placement can be at a church or other ministry organisation, and Oxford is well-served with a variety of ministry environments from which to choose - from urban to rural, affluent to socially deprived.  Ordinands also serve in 1-2 missions.  

Integrated study weeks provide ordinands with a chance for in-depth study of key topics such as baptism, communion, Islam, and ethics.  Preaching classes are taken throughout the course with supervised preaching engagements during the first year.

For detailed information on the specific ministerial and formational programme for Common Awards ordinands at Wycliffe Hall, please see the Common Awards Handbook and the Ministry and Formation handbook.

Entry Requirements

Ordinands applying for the Common Awards Degree must be recommended for training by the Church of England. 


Accommodation fees can be found on the Wycliffe Hall Accommodation webpage.

In addition, Wycliffe Hall students pay a termly Common Room fee, the amount of which is decided on a yearly basis but usually approximates £50.00.    

Out-of-pocket expenses incurred for travel related to placements and missions will be reimbursed up to a fixed limit.

Ordinands should consult with their sponsoring body regarding arrangements for payment of tuition and other fees.

How to Apply

Church of England Ordinands:  Apply directly to Wycliffe Hall through our online application system.