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Exploring Your Vocation

Exploring Your Vocation

Exploring Your Vocation

Visit the pages below to learn more about Christian ministry and exploring your vocation

What is my vocation?

Licensed Lay Ministry

Ordained Ministry

Other forms of ministry

Discernment & Selection

Other Vocations Pages

Vocations Homepage

News & Events

Further Info & Resources


We realize that the process of discernment can be a lengthy one, and we are keen to manage expectations in order to avoid disappointment further down the line. To this end, we remind all our candidates that there are age limitations to some ministries in the Diocese of Southwark, and these are as follows: candidates for nationally deployable, full-time, stipendiary priestly ministry must be 52 years or younger at the point of entering training (if doing a 3 year, part-time course), or 53 years of younger at the point of entering training (if doing a 2 year, full-time course).  Candidates for locally deployable, part-time, non-stipendiary ministry must be 57 years or younger at the point of entering training (if doing a 3 year, part-time course), or 58 years of younger at the point of entering training (if doing a 2 year, full-time course).  Candidates for Reader ministry must be 62 years or younger at the point of entering training. If you have any queries about this, please contact the Director of Vocations, the Revd Canon Leanne Roberts (leanne.roberts@southwark.anglican.org).