Diploma in Anglican Diaconal Studies – VST

September 14, 2020 - December 31, 2025
6015 Walter Gage Road
The University of British Columbia
VancouverBCV6T 1Z1

September 14, 2020 – September 14, 2022

Offered by Vancouver School Of Theology


VST is called to educate and form thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church and the world in the 21st century. 

The diaconate of the Anglican churches is an historic order with roots in the ancient church, adapting to the needs of the church and the world in our own age. In the Anglican Church, the diaconate is a distinctive ministry of service and agency, gifted and equipped to inspire and mobilize others into ministries of service, healing, and justice. They serve directly under the bishop of a diocese and help to carry out the bishop’s ministry. Once ordained, deacons exercise leadership among the faithful, encouraging, training, and organizing them for various ministries.

The goal of this diploma is to form and educate Anglican Deacons for service in the church and the world.

This is a 25-credit hour program. The Diploma may be completed full- or part-time. Please note the diploma must be completed within five years of a student’s start date.

Note: in order to apply to the Diploma in Diaconal Studies, an applicant must be supported by their Diocese for training.

At least 50% of the diploma must be completed onsite.

For all VST diplomas, an undergraduate degree is required. There are two application deadlines per year: March 15th and October 15th. Students can begin their studies in September or January. To learn more about tuition and fees visit: https://vst.edu/students/tuition-fees/

For more information contact Julie Lees, Recruitment, [email protected] and/or The Venerable G Douglas Fenton, Executive Archdeacon, Diocese of New Westminster [email protected]


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