Vocation News

It's Your Call - young vocations event 9 March 2017 7-9.30pm

It's Your Call publicity cardThe vocations team are excited about the It's Your Call event being run in conjunction with CPAS on 9th March. Held in the Leeds Church Institute it's an opportunity to investigate the possibilities of vocations within the Church of England. There will be worship led by a band of recently-ordained young curates and opportunities to talk to some young people in training for ordination.

Come along and explore what being called in the Church of England looks like. It might be different to your expectations. 

Ten new ordinands accepted for training this autumn - September 2016

We are delighted that the following people have been selected to start training this autumn with a view to ordination. Please pray for them.  
Jenny Clarke – Cuddesdon College, Oxford
Christopher Clayton – Cuddesdon College, Oxford
Michael Green – studying at St Mellitus North West and working part time in a local context
Rachel Ford – studying part time on the Yorkshire Ministry Course and working part time in a local context
Sally Pickering – studying part time at the Yorkshire Ministry Course
Christopher Balding – Ridley Hall, Cambridge
Rob Denton – Trinity College, Bristol
Daniel Miles – Studying at Ridley Hall, Cambridge
Judith Clarke – Studying at Oriel College Oxford with formation at Cuddesdon College, Oxford
Elspeth Cansdale – studying on the Yorkshire Ministry Course

Ordinations 2016

New Deacons 2016In the summer of 2016, 24 men and women began ministry as deacons in parish churches across the diocese , following two services held at Wakefield Cathedral in July.

They include a former GP, a headteacher, a magistrate, and a former telecomms trainer.  

Read their stories here 


Ordinations 2015

2015 ordinands

Just eight of the thirty eight people ordained as deacons and priests across our diocese in 2015. Read something of their thoughts and stories below: 
Bradford Area  
Huddersfield Area  
Leeds Area  
Ripon Area 
Wakefield Area