He moved to England in 1802 to study theology at St. John's College, Cambridge, and received his BA degree in 1806. he was then appointed curate at Wethersfield, Essex, where he was ordained a deacon of the Church of England in 1806, and into the priesthood in 1807.
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Patrick Brontë’s strong religious faith was firmly based on the King James Bible, quotations from which are freely found in his correspondence and fictional works. Doubts about the reliability of this version or the veracity of some of its statements do not seem to have troubled him. Unlike his daughters he seems to have had no difficulty with the Old Testament doctrine that the wicked will be punished in this world or the New Testament doctrine of eternal punishment hereafter, but he did reject predestination to damnation and was no mean bigot in dealing with Catholics or Nonconformists. Nor would he have approved of the facile optimism of some modern Christian thinking which he would have dismissed as unscriptural. ingentaconnect
1806 April - Graduated as Bachelor of Arts. Aug - Ordained deacon by The Bishop of London. Oct - Took his first duties as curate in Wethersfield, Essex.
1807 Ordained priest by the Bishop of Salisbury at St. James' Palace
1809 Jan - Started curacy at Wellington, under the Rev'd John Eyton. Nov - Offered the post of chaplain to the Governor of Martinique. Dec - Started curacy at All Saints', Dewsbury, under the Rev'd John Buckworth. Proceeded to an active, caring ministry