Last updated 15th December 2021
Everyone is called by God to serve Him in some way, we call this your vocation. Vocation simply means what you are called by God to be and do. For some, this is a specific calling to ministry. For others, it could mean serving God through faithful discipleship in everyday life. Everyone has a vocation. What's yours?
Discovering what God has called you to be and do
Finding out wat God is calling you to is a conversation that usually starts with your parish Priest and there are also lots of ways that we can support you in the on-going conversation and discernment. You should find all you need in this section of the website along with some videos of others who have asked what God wants for them and you will see that no two journeys are the same.
A prayer card can be downloaded here which has a list of all of those currently in training for various ministries. Please pray for those on the card as they continue their journey.
God may call us to different things at different times in our lives. He may call us out for his purpose to:
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) 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 website might also be of help:
We are committed to supporting inclusive discernment for those at any stage on the journey towards lay or ordained ministerial vocations. There is a national resource of mentors, supporting people from underrepresented groups on their vocational journey. You can find this here.