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Sunday, 31 January 2016

19 People from across Europe explore questions of vocation to ministry in the Church of England

Last weekend in London, 19 persons from across the Diocese gathered with the Revd Canon William Gulliford, the Diocesan Director of Ordinands, as part of an initial enquiry into possible vocation to Holy Orders in the Church of England. Fr William brought together a team of vocations advisors, as well as other former ordinands of the Diocese, to assist him in guiding the enquirers through this weekend of exploration.

The enthusiastic group of enquirers came from Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Turkey, Poland and Italy. Many come from non-Anglican backgrounds, and one of the key questions explored in the weekend was "What has brought me to this point and why am I an Anglican?" Fr William and his team led them through discussions that help to prepare them for the Church's rigorous discernment process.

It is a healthy sign that so many in our Diocese are interested in the Sacred Ministry.

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