Is God calling you to Ordained Ministry?
Most ordained ministers are priests (also called presbyters).
All those who are ordained spend a period of time, usually a year as a deacon before they are ordained into priestly orders. Some who are called to ordained ministry remain permanently as a deacon. Find out more about this here: Distinctive Diaconate
Priests build up the Body of Christ in the Church to serve the world by:
- Celebrating the sacraments
- Leading worship
- Teaching and preaching
- Pastoral care
- Mission and Evangelism
- Presiding over a community
- Pointing to the life of Christ
Priests serve in a variety of roles including:
- Parish Ministry
- Chaplaincy (Education, Prisons, NHS, The Forces etc)
- Diocesan & National Responsibilities
- Workplace based Ministry
- Pioneering & Fresh Expression Ministry
Priests can have full-time or part-time ministerial roles. They can be paid a stipend, or work voluntarily. They can be called to serve in an Assistant or Leader capacity, in their local home context or deployed nationally.
Follow these links if you are:
- Under 30: www.callwaiting.org.uk
- Traditional Catholic Anglican: www.here-i-am.org.uk
- Considering the Distinctive Diaconate: www.dace.org
Are you called to Ordained Ministry?
If you think you may be called to ordained ministry read carefully the following information which explains what will be required of you.
- Summary of Criteria
- Criteria for Selection
- Family, Relationships and Health
- Extracts from the Ordinal
- The Bishops’ Advisory Panel
- Training and Formation
- Minority Ethnic Vocations
When you have explored this website follow the link to ‘Next Steps’.