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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.

Pastoral Assistant 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 will be looking for applicants for September 2019, and would be keen to hear from anyone interested in applying.  Here are the details for 2018; the 2019 scheme is likely to be similar: promotional flyer, the role profile and the Application form 2018.

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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“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 Em Coley 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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