Formation of aspiring religious is central to the work of the members of the Conference. COR aims to facilitate collaborative initiatives in this area.

The Conference of Religious has set up a Formation Committee whose members are experienced practitioners in the area of Formation for the Religious Life. They are the signposts for developments in formation and provide important contacts with other formators and organisations in this field.

The organisation presently dealing with enquiries for the Religious Life on behalf of COR is COMPASS, this organisation acts as a clearing house for enquiries about Religious Life in England and Wales. For more information about COMPASS visit:

Courses are also available at the Religious Life Institute, Hawkstone Hall, St Anselm's and St Luke's. They can be contacted as below:

Religious Life Institute (RLI)
Religious Life Institute Overview – Gemma Simmonds CJ Religious Life Institute Overview – Gemma Simmonds CJ

Hawkstone Hall
01630 685242

The Institute of St Anselm
01843 234700
Institute of St Anselm - Brochure 2012/2013

St Luke's Centre
0161 226 4563

COR also works closely with the National Office for Vocation (NOV), who can be contacted at or on 020 8458 6017.