Events and courses
If you are wondering where God is calling you, the most important thing to do is to pray. You may like to use some of the prayers in this Prayer booklet.
Seeking the Way
Seeking the Way, a course for laypeople seeking to know better how and where to serve God and his Church. We are taking this course online in 2021.
You can access the 2021 brochure here and read testimonials from previous Seeking The Way delegates here , or watch a video on our Facebook page . The 2021 course dates are Saturdays 06 February, 27 February and 13 March, 10.00am to 1.00pm via Zoom. You do need to be able to attend all three sessions and there will be some preparatory work between sessions. Booking is via Eventbrite.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions , but if you have any other queries please speak to Charles Burch, Diocesan Vocations Officer Email Charles.
Read about what someone who has been on the course thought about it . Ash is at the start of his third year of ordination training.
Training for Lay ministry
The Foundations Course is for people seeking some training to teaching the Faith (Discipleship Enablers), provide pastoral and community care (Pastoral Enablers) and engage in mission and evangelism (Mission Enablers). The deadline for applications for The Foundations Course and the CMS Lay Pioneer training course have both passed but we’d love to hear from anyone interested in starting either course in 2021.
Due to COVID19 the Ordinations at Petertide 2020 were postponed until September. You can see some of the services here.
The ordination of Deacons will be on 27 June 2021 at 11.15am.
The ordination of Priests will be on 26 June 2021 at 4.00pm.
Small group learning
There are various small groups around the diocese who meet in homes to study GOLD Open Learning courses (Group-based Open Learning Discipleship). For more information go to www.goldproject.org. For more details please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
BELIEF Bedford has courses running; see their current courses here.
BELIEF Bedford was set up in 2006 by a group of Christians in and around Bedford who wanted to create opportunities for high quality, accessible Christian education in this area.