Juggling the many demands of ministryGod calls us all to live our lives in God’s love, and to show that love by serving God and others in all that we are and do.

Vocation is a Latin word meaning ‘calling’ and for Christians it means especially the call of God.

There are lots of ways we can do this – through our jobs, our families and friends, through volunteering, in our church communities, by preaching and teaching, by travelling to spread God’s word or to help people, and by offering our lives to God through joining a religious community or seeking ordination as a priest.

Hearing God’s call for your life is not always straightforward – most of us find it far easier to talk to God than to hear what God has to say to us! The Diocesan Vocations Team is passionate about enabling all Christians to explore and fulfil their vocation. We work with churches and deaneries, with diocesan teams and with individuals, helping them to discover and respond to God’s call in their lives.

Here’s how we do it:



To what kind of ministry might God be calling me?

Ordained Ministry

Reader Ministry

Links to help you explore other forms of ministry:

Church of England Vocations

Church Army Evangelist

Religious Life

Youth Ministry



Useful links

CPAS Vocations Advice
(from the Church Pastoral Aid Society



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