Events

Find out what vocations-related events are happening in your area and who to contact for further information.

April

 

Guildford: PREACH! (9th-10th April)
A 2 day course for 16-25 year olds who want to explore the art and skill of preaching and explore their calling that will take place at St Nicholas’ Church, Bury St, Guildford GU2 4AW. Please see here for further information and to register your place.

Stone, Staffordshire: Called to be Me: Exploring your Vocation (14th April)
Called to be Me is a guided quiet day designed to help you to discover and reflect on God’s unique call to you.  The day will include peaceful worship, introductory meditations and suggestions for individual reflection.  It will take place at Shallowford House, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0NZ from 10am-4pm.  Please contact Angela Bruno for more information.

Durham: Step Forward (21st April)
This is the second of two events for adults considering a vocation to ordination, reader ministry or the religious life.  This event will take place from 10.30am to 4pm at All Saints’ Church, Blackwell, Darlington DL3.  Please see here for further information or contact Pamela Wilson.

 

July

 

Mirfield, West Yorkshire: Monastic Experience (2nd-5th July)
Are you wondering if you might be called to the religious life? Come and spend some time living in a monastic community, and looking at how the Rule of Saint Benedict provides instruction on balancing the various parts of life. Through sharing in CR’s worship and prayers, household and garden chores, studying scripture, attending addresses and discussions on the religious life, participants can experience this life from the inside, explore questions and embark on a journey of discernment.  Open to single men and women aged between 18 and 45. Please see the website for more information and to register your interest.

Stone, Staffordshire: Encourage Festival (7th July)
Encourage is a mini music and arts festival celebrating that we are all called to play our part in God’s kingdom in a whole variety of ways.  The day is all about enjoying the things that other people are passionate about and seeing why they feel called to do the things they do.  It’s taking place on Saturday 7th July at Shallowford House, ST15 0NZ.  Please see the website for further information.

 

To submit an event for listing please email vocations@churchofengland.org