What am I supposed to do with my life?

‘Is there more that God might be able to do with my life?’ is a question that disciples can ask at all stages of their life. The following people and pages provide some suggestions through which God might nudge you to new answers and new directions.

Chaplains for Discerning Calling (CDC)

Vocation is about calling, and our team of Chaplains for Discerning Calling support those who want to explore where God is calling and what God is asking of them. They will help you explore your gifts and introduce you to the variety of callings that might suggest for you.

The team members are located across the diocese and will be delighted to hear from you. All inquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Young Vocations

For those who are under 32 we have a Young Vocations Adviser – The Revd Preb Nigel Rawlinson, assisted by Tony Cook and the Revd Katharine Hawksley.

Lay Ministries

Those considering a call to Lay Ministry in the church can find out the various opportunities on the Lay Ministry Training page. Those interested in Reader Ministry may find the information on the Reader Ministry pages of the website useful.

Ordained Ministry

For those who want to explore a calling to ordained ministry, having spent some time with a vocations chaplain specialising in ordained ministry, you will be encouraged to meet with either our Director of Vocations, Sue Rose.

For those who are recommended for training for ordained ministry, the Director of Vocations ‘journeys’ with them during the formative period known as Initial Ministerial Education (IME). This extends through to the fourth year of a curacy.

That said, vocations work is not confined to the early years of our role within the church. It is an ongoing process that directs us throughout our lives.


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