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Vocation Events

Ordinations 2020

The ordination of Deacons will be on 28 June 2020 at 11.15am.

The ordination of Priests will be on 27 June 2020 at 4.00pm.

Both services will be held at St Albans Cathedral and both services will take about an hour and a half (please note this is an estimate and the services may be longer or shorter). Tickets are not needed for the general public, but ordinands will have some priority seating allocated to them for close family and friends.  There are some things that children might enjoy in the service:

Ordination Explored Childrens Booklet

Ordinations 2021

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.

Ordinations 2019

The Ordinations 2019 photos are available here .


Eastern Region Conference for BAME Vocations: POSTPONED

Eastern Region Conference for BAME Vocations; planned for 29-31 May 2020.  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.

NEW SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED!


 


Seeking the Way

Seeking the Way, a course for laypeople seeking to know better how and where to serve God and his Church. For the 2020 brochure please click here and read testimonials from previous Seeking The Way delegates here , or watch a video on our Facebook page .  The course will next happen in the Autumn of 2020 on Saturdays 03 October, 17 October and 07 November,  10.00am to 4.00pm at St Mark’s Church Hitchin, SG5 1PA.  You do need to be able to come to all three sessions.

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 end of his second year of ordination training.


Step Forward

Step forward and consider ordained ministry in the Anglican church.

Step forward is a day for anyone aged 18 to 30 considering ordained ministry in the Church of England. There will be:

  • Time for worship, prayer and Bible study
  • An opportunity to find out what being ordained is really like – its highs and lows
  • Space to look at your own experience and what God might be calling you to in the future
  • The chance to discover how the selection process and ordination training programmes work

Step Forward is for anyone aged 18 to 30 who is wondering whether God might be calling them to ordained ministry in the Church of England. New dates will be announced.

You may have already taken some steps down this route – or you may never have thought about it until now! Either way, the day will help you think, talk and pray through this question.

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