Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury:
The letters of St Paul often tell us about all the gifts
the Church needs in order for it to do its work and to be itself.
Everyone has something Jesus Christ has given them which has to be
shared with the whole community. Among these gifts is a
cluster of things that all have to do with taking some kind of
responsibility for the Church's growth and the Church's direction -
the apostle, the prophet, the teacher, and so on. And while
all sorts of different people may exercise these gifts in various
ways, the Church has always organised itself on the basis that it
needs some visible focus for this kind of ministry. It has worked
on the assumption that the task of taking responsibility and
nurturing the vision of the Church needs to be recognisable both in
and beyond this or that local community and so it has given some
people the job of doing this in a very public and official
Bishop Rowan Williams
To discuss your vocation contact The Revd Catherine Williams, National Adviser
Take the opportunity to explore the possibility of ordained
National Vocation Conference
26th - 28th July 2013
Glenfall House, Cheltenham
For details and application please click here for PDF Version or here for Publisher Version.
If you are under 30 and would like to explore your vocation
further please contact The
Revd Liz Boughton, National Adviser for Young Vocations. The Call Waiting website may be of particular
interest to you.
This will give you a summary of the criteria for those being
considered for ordained ministry in the Church of
Anglican Religious Communities Booklet
Is God calling you to be a monk or a nun? Download this booklet
for advice and guidance.