Vocations

It’s your call!

Are you wondering whether you are called to ministry, either lay or ordained?
God calls us all to follow and serve him, and each vocation is unique.

Your vicar is a good starting point for discussion about how God might be calling you
or you may wish to attend an Exploring God’s Calling event or Explore More course.

General vocations enquiries should be directed to Canon Joss Walker, Diocesan Vocations Officer, at Diocesan House 01227 459401 or email Joss.

Joss (who is also Director of Ordinands) heads up the ADDO team which supports those enquiring about ordained ministry and the Assistant Vocations Advisors Team, who discuss with individuals their calling to a wide range of church-based ministries.

Explore More

A short diocesan course for those discerning vocation. This is a series of six evenings exploring vocation in its widest context with the help of Biblical characters, tools for the journey, creative reflection and the opportunity to listen to the vocations stories of others.

The next Explore More course:

  • May 14th – June 18th at Diocesan House 7.30-9.00pm

(To find out more or book in to these events: Joss Walker 01227 459401)

It’s all about women in ministry

The Dioceses of Canterbury, Chichester and Rochester have teamed up to host an afternoon of discovery and exploration, an event aimed at 18-30 year-olds to explore opportunities in ministry.

If you think it is something God is nudging you about, this is the event for you.

Taking place on 1st June 2019, 12.30pm-5.00pm at St Benedict Centre, West Malling (map) this is a an event for women aged around 18-30 and is an opportunity to reflect on the opportunities and issues for young women in ministry.  Click here for more information and to book a place.

Young Vocations

If you are under 30, and beginning to explore a sense of call, you might be interested to visit this national web page www.callwaiting.org.uk  This contains information about the Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme  which is a good opportunity to spend a supported year in a parish placement as part of your discernment process.

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