Requesting a License
Any clergy person who is not canonically resident and wishes to preach, minister the sacraments or hold any public service in the diocese on a regular basis for more than 2 months must obtain a License to Officiate. Please contact The Rev. Andrew Walter, Canon to the Ordinary/Chief Operating Officer, to begin the process. The requirements are:
- A letter that you are a priest (deacon) in good standing from your canonical bishop to Bishop Budde
- An Oxford Background Check completed within the last 2 years.
- Copies of your certification in training in the prevention of sexual misconduct
- An interview appointment with Canon Walter.
RENEWING a License
To renew an existing license, please return a completed annual report form to the bishop’s office via the link below. With the bishop’s approval, the license will be renewed and a new license mailed directly to the clergy person. The license renewal form is sent out by email to all licensed clergy approximately one month before the old license is to expire.
If you have questions about the Licensed Clergy Annual Report Form, contact The Rev. Andrew Walter, Canon to the Ordinary/Chief Operating Officer.
If you no longer require a license please notify our office.