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Vocations Days are an opportunity to consider God’s call and find out more about the different types of ordained and licensed lay ministry from Church leaders.


Bradwell Vocataions day

Saturday 27 February

What path will you follow in 2021

The Bradwell Area Vocations day will take place by Zoom this year on Saturday 27 February between 10am and 2pm.

If you feel God is calling you, this day is for you.

For further information and to register, please click here.

Barking Vocations day

Saturday 6 March 2021

Walking with Jesus

This year our Barking Area Vocations Day is going to be a little different.

Come and join us on Zoom for an informal chat about vocations on Saturday 6 March between 10am - 12noon.

  • Bishop Peter will be giving a keynote address
  • There will be brief presentations on lay and ordained ministries.
  • Testimonies from people who are training for both lay and ordained ministries
  • Lots of time for questions and discussion

Join on Zoom. Meeting ID: 820 6465 9725, Password: Vocation

Colchester Vocations day

Join us for a series of three webinars this April to explore what God has in store for you. 

What's my Calling?

You are invited to join us for a series of three webinars to give space to explore the age old question: “What is my calling?” They are on Monday 12th, 19th and 26th April 2021. They start at 7.30pm and last 1.5 hours. Each webinar has a unique emphasis which will allow you to explore the question from different angles and with the support of fellow Christians and guided by the Vocations Team. Living through a global pandemic has caused many people to reflect on the purpose of life. If you are one of them, these webinars may be of interest to you.

The webinars are open to anyone over the age of 13, and at any stage of life and faith. Whether you are a “seasoned” Christian or new on the road, or whether you already know that you might want to become a priest or have no idea at all. Everyone is welcome.

Find out more about the content of the seminars below. You will be able to attend all events or just one or two. However, to reap the full benefits of the series, we recommend you take advantage of all three sessions.

In order to access the webinars you will need to register via Eventbrite -

If you have any questions, please contact Ian Hilton


Session 1 - My story (12 April)

This webinar will allow you to reflect on your life story so far, facilitated by a member of the Vocations team. Participants will share their stories with each other and by telling the story itself, we will discern how God might already be speaking to you.  

At the end of this webinar you will be equipped with a set of resources to investigate which you will allow you to find out what ministry looks like within the Church of England (as a priest and as a lay person). What roles are available?

Session 2 - Researching (19 April)

This part of the series will further flesh out your fact finding and will form the interactive part of your research. We will hear from guest speakers about how they have discovered their calling (or are still discerning it). This will be followed by a choice of breakout sessions where you can find out more about some of the various opportunities for ministry by speaking to the people on the frontline in these fields.

Session 3 - Discerning (26 April)

This final webinar gives us an opportunity to come together and discern and reflect on what you have learnt about yourself, and what you have heard from others and from God since the beginning of our series. The session will include a panel Q&A, 1:1 conversations with individual advisers and a blessing for your journey going forward.

For more information please contact Revd Tim Goodbody
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