Ministry Experience Scheme Hatfield
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).
For more information contact Charles Burch the Diocesan Vocations Officer. You may like to read some reflections from two of our Pastoral Assistants in 2018 .
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.
Step forward and consider ordained ministry in the Anglican church.
“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:
‘Call waiting’ is a website specifically aimed at young vocations to ordained ministry in the Church of England. https://www.churchofengland.org/ministryexperience
Christian Gap Years
A number of churches and Christian organisations offer internships, typically aimed at graduates. The best way to find out about these is via the Young Vocations facebook page (you don’t need to have your own Facebook account to access this) https://www.facebook.com/cofeyoungvocations?fref=ts. A good website is Christian Vocations (click on short term): http://www.christianvocations.org
You can find out more about Youth Participation in general here.
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.