|Postulants at the Diocesan Office|
The journey to Holy Orders is a lengthy one, and requires patience on the part of those testing their vocation. In the Diocese in Europe postulants first attend an Enquirers' Conference then have interviews with the DDO and sometimes one of his assistants. After completion of various pieces of written work, they attend our Vocations Seminar at which their suitability for Holy Orders is explored according to these 9 criteria:
- Ministry within the Church of England
- Personality and Character
- Leadership and Collaboration
- Mission and Evangelism, and
- Quality of Mind
During this year's Seminar the postulants visited the Diocesan Office and had a tour of Westminster Abbey which ended with attendance at the Eucharist for the Translation of St Edward the Confessor.