Under thirty?

The Church of England is actively seeking more young people to serve as ministers within the church. The Diocese of  Leeds is especially keen to see those under thirty offering for ordination and in other ministries. Watch the video and read stories of young people in our area who have become church leaders.

Ministry Experience Scheme

The Diocese of Leeds Internship programme gives people aged 18-30 the opportunity, over 11 months, to experience ministry in a range of parishes in our diocese along with theological education and time and space to discern what God’s call means for them.

The Ministry Experience Scheme is part of the Church of England’s national scheme and is for those who want to explore their vocation and discover what it is like to serve in a church across a wide variety of ministries, with placements ranging from cathedrals to small church plants, from rural to inner city. For more details, please download our Internship Brochure or contact Katharine Greathead, Internship Coordinator at katharine.greathead@leeds.anglican.org 


Useful Web Links

  • Step Forward takes place each year in York and is an opportunity to explore a possible calling to ordination with other young people at Bishopthorpe Palace.  It is sponsored by the Archbishop of York.
  • Named Known and Called is a day conference in Durham for women which always includes help and encouragement for young women exploring ordination.

Some recently ordained young people

Jimmy LawrenceRead about Jimmy who hesitated about ordination for fear of missing out and thought vicaring was sleepy afternoon teas and hand knitted jumpers.


Lucy Savage

Read about Lucy who had an inkling she might be ordained one day from the age of nine.


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