Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

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“There has never been a better time for Christians from ethnic minorities to respond to God’s call to ministry in the Church of England”

says Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York in his introduction to the pamphlet ‘Everyday people’ click here

‘I too am C of E’. Ethnic Minority clergy reflect on the joys and challenges of ministering in the Church of England. Watch their video here.


You may like to access the Ordained Vocations Mentor Directory.  This resource is for those at any stage on the journey towards ordained vocations, who might feel that they would like to have a knowledgeable friend, who is like them, to accompany them along the way.

Do you have queries?  Would you like to become a mentor? Contact Jairo Nyaongo the Diocesan BAME Vocations Champion.






‘Come and see’ Vocations conference 7-9 May 2021

Are you thinking and praying about whether God may be leading you towards ordained ministry?  Come and be informed, resourced and supported on your vocational journey.

For the first time the Eastern Region is hosting a ME Vocations Conference supported by dioceses across the East of England for those of BAME heritage exploring ordained ministry. We believe this week-end event will provide insight and inspiration to those who are discerning God’s call in their lives. The event will create a safe space where questions can be asked and the opportunity to talk to ordained BAME ministers about the joys and the challenges they have faced.

Enjoy fellowship and prayer with others exploring ordained  vocations

  • Discuss hopes and fears one on one
  • Learn what studying theology is all about
  • Hear from trainee ministers, readers and others who have responded to God’s call

7-9 May 2021 at Bishop Woodford House, Ely, near Cambridge. Booking will open September 2020, but if you have queries please contact Charles Burch the Diocesan Vocations Officer.

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