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Young Vocations

Ministry Experience Scheme Hatfield

On a mission in early 2020 – with the former Archbishop of York John Sentamu

Are you 25 or under and exploring your call to ministry within the Church of England?  You may be interested in our Pastoral Assistant scheme known as the Hatfield Ministry Experience Scheme (HMES).

Our scheme beginning in September 2021 is now seeking applicants.  Click to read our Advert, profile and here to download the Application Form.

For more information contact Charles Burch the Diocesan Vocations Officer.  You may like to read some HMES testimonials reflections from the 2020 Pastoral Assistants and reflections from earlier Pastoral Assistants.









University of Hertfordshire Chaplaincy team in action

You can find out more information about Ministry Experience Schemes by watching this video:



We want to encourage young people of any age who have a vocation to ministry in the Church of England.  We have set up a scheme called PILOT which aims to put young people discerning their vocation in touch with a variety of events, activities and people to help them on their journey.  Click here to find out more about PILOT.


Young Vocations

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“It’s not every young person’s dream, but I plan to be a vicar” read Simon Watkinson’s article in The Guardian.

‘Young, energetic and a priest.  Not three words you’d normally put together…’  Watch this trailer for a film about young priests in Yorkshire:

For more information on Young Vocations contact Mary de Salis our Young Vocations Champion or Charles Burch the Diocesan Vocations Officer.

‘Call waiting’ is a website specifically aimed at young vocations to ordained ministry in the Church of England.

Christian Gap Years

For Christian Gap year opportunities try or

A number of churches and Christian organisations offer internships, typically aimed at graduates.  A good website is Christian Vocations (click on short term):

You can find out more about Youth Participation in general here.


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