All sorts of organisations and theological colleges hold vocations events to help you explore ordination or other forms of service. Some are annual and some are fairly frequent. This page mentions some of them, but please bookmark this page and check back regularly as new events will appear once dates are published.
SCP VOCATIONS WEEKEND MANCHESTER 26TH-28TH APRIL
SCP is holding its annual Manchester Vocations weekend in April - 26th to 28th. It's a weekend for those interested in vocation to priestly ministry to meet priests, visit parishes, share experiences, and have input on ways to discern vocation. It's also good fun! The weekend has been useful not only for those of an inclusive Catholic outlook, but to others who would value experience of a different outlook in the Church. Last year we were over subscribed so we do recommend booking early. Details are at: http://scpvocations.wordpress.com/
YOUNG WOMEN AND THE CHURCH JUNE 15TH
A day for young women to consider if God is calling them to ordination. It will be held at St. Jude's Church, London SW5 (Home of St. Mellitus) 10-4.
For more details go to http://youngwomenandthechurch.wordpress.com/
We will be looking at the question from an evangelical perspective but the day is open to all young women exploring a sense of calling to ordination.
STEP FORWARD 2014
Step Forward will take place on Saturday 1st March at the Archbishop of York's Palace, Bishopthorpe. It's an event for people aged 18-30 who are at any stage of exploring their vocation.
For more information contact the Rev'd Dr David Goodhew on email@example.com or look at the website: http://www.stepforwardanglican.org.uk/
COMMITTEE FOR MINORITY AND ETHNIC ANGLICAN CONCERNS
CMEAC organises vocations events, including a weekend vocations conference, for men and women from minority ethnic backgrounds. For information abut upcoming events, please contact CMEAC, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ. Call 020 7898 1443 or email.
CPAS (CHURCH PASTORAL AID SOCIETY)
CPAS holds You and Ministry weekends for men and women exploring the possibility of ordained or other authorised ministries, and their partners. They also run lifecall young vocations days. This is a relaxed one-day event helping those aged 16-25 explore God’s call and work out the ‘next step’.
Further info & booking: visit their website
AFFIRMING CATHOLICISM & SOCIETY OF CATHOLIC PRIESTS
These two organisations jointly organise a conference for women and men of all ages who are considering the possibility of ordination. For more information, call James Randle on 0191 334 3344 or email him.
ANGLICAN RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES
Several religious communities run vocations events each year for those considering a call to the religious life. If you would like to receive details of events please contact Anglican Religious Communities, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ or email them. Thewebsite has general information, including addresses, for individual communities. See also their new site: www.thekingdomisyours.org.uk
Trinity College Bristol
Visit their website
St. Mellitus College, London
Trains ordinands through full time and part time routes. The full time route enables participants to train on the job and in the classroom. We have students of all ages and from all parts of the C of E.
do check out our website : www.stmellitus.org or contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org ; 02070520573
St. Stephen's House, Oxford
Contact the admissions secretary, Sue Keeling email@example.com or visit the website www.ssho.ox.ac.uk for more information.
St. Stephen's House is always happy to see candidates for ordination, wherever they are in the vocations process, in order to aid discernment.
Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
Offers a range of courses for those training for Christian ministry. To find out more visit on one of their open days Wed 7th November 2012 or Saturday 2nd February 2013, both last from 10am to 3.30 pm.
Come and see the campus, meet staff and students. Find out about the courses we offer in theology and ministry training, both full and part time, including trainiing in Pioneer ministry.
Booking is essential online at www.wycliffe.ox.ac.uk .
For queries or if you would like to visit the college at another time, contact John Michaux at the admissions office at 01865 274205 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oak Hill College, London
Contact Clare Osborne on 020 8449 0467 (ext 207), visit the website or email her.
Ripon College Cuddesdon
Ripon College Cuddesdon, near Oxford, holds an annual open day. Contact Sophie Farrant on 01865 877422, visit the website or email Sophie.
St Barnabas Theological Centre
is a new training pathway in the north of England which will launch with its first cohort in September 2013. It will seek to offer theological training to ordinands wishing to stay in their missional contexts.
More information can be found on our website: stbarnabastraining.org. There will be a number of vocations events throughout 2013
St John's, Nottingham
St John’s holds informal visitors’ days each term, including lunch and a short service in the chapel.
Contact the Admissions Department on 0115 968 3203, visit the website or email them.
Contact St John’s Extension Studies on 0115 925 1117, visit the website or email them.
Cranmer Hall, Durham
Further info: visit their website
The Forward in Faith Vocations Initiative
Full details on the group's website
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