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Vocation Events

Ordinations 2020

Due to COVID19 the Ordinations at Petertide 2020 have been postponed until September.  The ordination of Deacons will take place on Saturday 26 September at various times in St Albans Abbey.  The ordination of Priests will take place at a variety of locations throughout the Diocese over the weekend of 26 to 27 September.  Please contact Barbara Young for more details.

Here are some things that children might enjoy in an Ordination service.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June saw the licensing of 14 Ordinands as Lay-Workers.  You can see some photos here.

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 .


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 Spring of 2021 on Saturdays 06 February, 27 February and 13 March,  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 start of his third 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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