Pioneer Ministry – Next steps

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Pioneer Ministry is a growing movement within the Church of Ireland to reach those with little or no connection to church.

Much has been happening to communicate the vision since it’s formal launch in February of this year. As part of this vision we are now looking to start identifying the first of the new full-time funded pioneers and also accepting applications for new funded pioneer ministries.

The first intake of these funded pioneers will be in Autumn 2024, but the selection of these people will start in each diocese over the next few months.

If you are interested in becoming a Church of Ireland pioneer minister, or in developing a new funded pioneer ministry, please get in touch with us to register your interest.

We would love to hear from you. We as a pioneer leadership team are here to help , support and guide you through this process as we work with each Bishop and their associated diocese.

Much more comprehensive information will be available during November at and you also can register your interest by emailing

The Pioneer Ministry Leadership Team

“See I’m doing a new thing , now it springs up…” – Isaiah 43:19

“So we fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith” – Hebrews 12: 1-2