Our Mission

The Charles Simeon Institute “equips the saints for the work of ministry,
for building up the body of Christ.”

[Ephesians 4.12]

    Further, the mission of the Institute is to form and to nurture ordained and lay leaders for the Anglican Church in North America [ACNA].  We fulfill this mission by providing:

    • The Yearlong Curacy Program for post-seminary students, which allows them to experience parish ministry at St. Peter’s;
    • The Summer Fellowship Program* for seminary students, which allows them to experience parish ministry at St. Peter’s; and
    • The Lay School of Theology, which offers seminary-quality continuing education for laypersons.
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    *Formation in the Parish

    In 2001, we began a “summer internship” partnership with Duke Divinity School.  Over the years, our “internship program” has grown and we now partner with many other US seminaries.  We welcome seminarians into parish ministry at St. Peter's every summer.

    In 2014, we established the “The Charles Simeon Institute.” Since then, the Institute has widened the scope of its mission: We now offer the Yearlong Curacy Program, the Summer Fellowship Program, and the Lay School of Theology.

    In 2017, the official name of the “summer internship program” became the “Summer Fellowship Program” and we refer to the seminary students as “fellows.”