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 email@example.com
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.
Growing a Vocational Environment
7 May 2017 is Vocations Sunday. You’ve probably already got plans for this week, but you can have your ‘Vocations Sunday’ any time. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the whole spectrum of ministries in our churches. Lots of resources are available here.
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.
- 10 and 17 June, Willesborough, St Mary
(To find out more or book in to these events: Joss Walker 01227 459401)
If you are under 30, and beginning to explore a sense of call, you might be interested to talk to Revd Dave Stroud, our Diocesan Young Vocations Advisor, who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org He has just set up the Canterbury Diocese Young Vocations Group on Facebook which is a good place to see what’s going on locally and nationally. There is also a national web page that you might like to visit. 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.