A few ordinands currently in training and a few young priests have been
brave enough to talk to us, be photographed and be recorded so that you can
hear their stories. Reflecting the diversity of tradition in the Church of
England, they come from all sorts of backgrounds.
These stories will help you reflect on what it is to go into training for
ministry. You might be encouraged by how different, or how similar, their lives
or callings are compared to your own experience. See what you think!
You can play the MP3 files here, or visit our
downloads page if you would like to download the recordings as podcasts.
Read the life stories of some young people going through their ordination
Tim Yao's story...
Tim’s friend said he was thinking about becoming a priest. Tim laughed in his
Louise Codrington-Marshall's story...
Louise went through years of denial, asking God, 'Are you crazy?
Sylvester Liyanage's story
Sri Lankan Sylvester came to England for a degree in aerospace engineering...
Frances Quist's story...
At the age of 11 Frances knew she wanted to join the religious life...