Step Forward 2021
This is a day for anyone aged 18 to 30 considering ordained ministry in the Church of England. It is a national event organised by 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
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).
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.
“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. 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.