Last updated 9th August 2017
Vocation is a ‘calling’ from God, unique to each person - no two vocations are the same. A vocation is something particular that God is asking us to do with and in our lives and which only we can fulfil as part of our whole life discipleship journey.
Cardinal Newman put it this way:
“God has created me to do him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another”
God may call us to different things at different times in our lives. He may call us out for his purpose to:
as well as being active in our local church.
Within the Church of England setting there are many opportunities to use your gifts in formal ministry following training and licensing as a:
There are many opportunities for informal ministry including:
There are also a number of opportunities for younger people to test their calling through:
Please click on the relevant links to find out more about each role.
If you are interested in taking your calling to ordained or licensed ministry further, please would you (and your vicar) also read the 'discernment process' guide and complete the Candidate's form . Your vicar should also complete the incumbent's referral form.
Alternatively please contact our Vocations Co-ordinator; The Revd Catherine Hale firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal conversation
The following websites might also be of help: