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Young Vocations

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.

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

Saturday 7th March 2020, 11.00am to 4.00pm,  Bishopthorpe Palace, York, England YO23 2GE

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.

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.

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).

We are currently reshaping the scheme for September 2020 and will be looking for applicants shortly.  Meanwhile, here are the details of the current scheme: the advert, the role profile 2019 and the application form 2019.  If you are interested please get in touch.

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 .  Click here to see what Pastoral Assistants from 2016/17 wrote about their experiences.

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

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

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

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. 


For Christian Gap year opportunities try or

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)   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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