Discovering your call ...

We are all called to use our skills and gifts to work with God in growing his kingdom here on earth. There are many different ways that can be expressed. For some this could mean being ordained as a priest or a distinctive deacon or following a path towards being a licensed evangelist or joining one of the Anglican religious orders, or working within your church as a lay minister known as a Reader. All these are licensed ministries and require formal selection processes and take time to explore and train for the roles. Find out more about Licensed Ministries

There are others within the church who have gifts and passions for worship or working with children and young people or administration. These are all important callings which serve and help the church to grow and flourish and which we would encourage you to prayerfully offer to your priest. Find out more about Wider Vocations

If you’re unsure what your role is within the church, why not read some of the recommended books below. These can help you explore how God is calling you into his work. We encourage you to consider the many and varied ways in which a vocation can be played out as you begin to develop your understanding of what might work for you:

Hearing the CallHearing the Call: Stories of Young Vocation
Jonathan Lawson & Gordon Mursell
SPCK 2014



I think it's God CallingI think it's God Calling: A Vocation Diary
Katy Magdalene Price
BRF 2015


How to find your VocationHow to Find Your Vocation: A Guide to Discovering the Work You Love 
John Adair 
Canterbury Press 2000



Called or CollaredCalled or Collared? - An Alternative Approach to Vocation
Francis Dewar
SPCK 2000



This is our CallingThis is Our Calling
Charles Richardson
SPCK 2004



Steel Angels Steel Angels: The Personal Qualities of a Priest
Magdalen Smith
SPCK 2014